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Ager Gallicus
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Coastal strip along the Adriatic between Aesis [2] and Utens (possibly the Vites mentioned by Plin. HN 3,115). Originally Umbrian (Str. 5,1,11), it was settled by  Senones at the end of the 4th cent. BC (Pol. 2,18 ff.; Liv. 5,33-55; Diod. Sic. 14,113-117). Following its conquest by M.  Curius Dentatus in 285/284 BC (Pol. 2,19,7-20), it became an  ager publicus . The Roman colony of  Sena Gallica was established in about 289 BC (cf. Liv. per. 11; Str. 5,2,10), and the Latin one of  Ariminium in 268 BC (cf. Liv. per. 15; Vell. Pat. 1,14,6; Eutr. 2,16). Apparently,…

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Brizzi, Giovanni (Bologna), “Ager Gallicus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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