Fort defended after the battle of Varus in AD 9, and then abandoned in an orderly retreat to the Rhenus (today Rhine) (Vell. Pat. 2,120,4), likely identical with the φρούριον (phroúrion; Cass. Dio 54,33,4) built by Drusus in 11 BC at the confluence of the Elison into the Lupia (today Lippe). The location is as yet uncertain since Oberaden and Holsterhausen are ruled out, Haltern was considered but is 41 km too far from the Rhine and was abandoned in AD 9 , while A. was occupied either still or again in AD 15-16 (Tac. Ann. 2,7,3).
Cite this pageDietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg), “Aliso”, 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 18 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e114960>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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