According to Pol. 3,13,5, the mightiest city of the Olcades in the upper Guadiana valley, conquered by Hannibal in 220 BC. Liv. 21,5,4 calls the city Cartala. Its location remains unknown. There is little likelihood that the proposed [1. 216] identification with today's Altea (Alicante province) is valid.
1 G. V. Sumner, Roman Policy in Spain before the Hannibalic War, in: HSPh 72,1968,205-246.
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Barceló, Pedro (Potsdam),
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Consulted online on 13 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e116800>
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