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In Roman imperial times, Milan was one of the regional centers in the north of the Italian Peninsula (Gallia cisalpina). As such, it gained importance during the political turbulences of the 3rd century CE. Its strategic location on main roads leading from west to east as well as from north to south favored its choice as seat of the vicarius Italiae and provincial capital of Aemilia et Liguria, but al…

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Löx, Markus, “Milan”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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