Brill’s New Pauly

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Tributary of the Padus/Po, modern Mincio; sluggish (Liv. 24,10,7; Plin. HN. 2,224; 3,131; Verg. Ecl. 7,12f.; 10,205f.; Verg. Georg. 3,14f.; 2,198f.; Sidon. epist. 1,5,4; Claud. Carm. 12,12f.) outflow of Lacus Benacus (Verg. Aen. 10,205f.), prehistoric [2. 532] trade route, navigable to Mantua. Formed the boundary between the Cenomanni [3] and the Veneti (Pol. 34,10,19 = Strab. 4,6,12). From the 5th cent. BC, centre of Etruscan expansion between roads converging from the Adriatic, the Apennines and the Alps [3. 18].


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Sartori, Antonio (Milan), “Mincius”, 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 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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