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Carnuntum
(681 words)

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Important Roman base and settlement on the Danube at the intersection of the amber trade route (running from Aquileia through the March valley to the Baltic Sea) and the road along the Danube valley, modern Petronell and Bad Deutsch-Altenburg. Its Celtic name which can be linked with the neighbouring tribe of the Carni (e.g. Old Iranian carn‘stone mount’) indicates a (as yet unverified) pre-Roman settlement.

The locus Norici regni C., from where Tiberius set out agains…

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Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg), “Carnuntum”, 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 21 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e227420>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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