Coloniae
(1,410 words)

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A. Definition

A colonia was a settlement of citizens (with the addition of a greater or lesser proportion of non-citizens) for the military and political securing of Roman rule, later for providing for veterans and occasionally the Roman proletariat, almost always in a conquered city, the citizens of which would also be involved in the colony in some way (cf. the definition in Serv. Aen. 1,12).

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B. Founding a…

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Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn), “Coloniae”, 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 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e303060>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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