Brill’s New Pauly

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I. General

In the religious and administrative theory of the land surveyors, the Latin word limes denoted the path marking the boundary between two pieces of land, while in military and political usage (Tac. Ann. 1,50; Frontin. Str. 1,3,10) it meant the border between Roman and non-Roman territory (SHA Hadr. 12). Over recent years, research has led the military connotation of the term limes, which has been used almost …

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart), Todd, Malcolm (Exeter), Wiegels, Rainer (Osnabrück), Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg), Schön, Franz (Regensburg), Wagner, Jörg (Tübingen), Kuhnen, Hans-Peter (Trier) and Ruprechtsberger, Erwin Maria (Linz), “Limes”, 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 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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