Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 43 of 115 |

Colonia Ulpia Traiana
(399 words)

[German version]

This item can be found on the following maps:

| Coloniae

Roman colony on the left side of the Lower Rhine, modern Xanten, on a low terrace between two Rhine branches in an area only suited to a limited extent for cultivation. While early signs of settlement from the 4th or 3rd cents. BC indicate no continuity with the Roman period, a favoured central location of the  Cugerni already arose there at the turn of the millennium because of the proximity of the legion camp of  Vetera. According to Tac. Hist. 4,22,1, the settlement was set up in the 60s of the 1st cent. AD ‘in the style of a  mu…

Cite this page
Wiegels, Rainer (Osnabrück), “Colonia Ulpia Traiana”, 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 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12220850>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲