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Bilbilis
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Celtiberian settlement on the Cerro de Bámbola near Calatayd (province of Zaragoza); its name is possibly derived from the river Birbilis (Just. Epit. 44,38), an alternative name for the Salo, or the name of one of its tributaries. In Roman times, the road from Augusta [2] Emerita to Caesaraugusta passed through B. It is a matter of debate whether B. was a  colonia or a  municipium . It is the birthplace of Martial, who extolled the wealth of his homeland. The town fell into ruin in late Roman times (…

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Barceló, Pedro (Potsdam), “Bilbilis”, 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 06 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e217070>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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