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Padusa
(112 words)

[German version]

Marshy region on the river Eridanus, which had originated from a southern arm of the Padus (Po) in the period of Early History and had dried up in the Roman period. The fossil river bed was used in the construction of the fossa Augusta , the navigable canal between Padus and Classis which was the port for Ravenna (cf. Plin. HN 3,119). P. is associated with the myth of Phaethon and Cycnus [3] (Diod. Sic.5,23,3).

Bibliography

L. Gambi, Cosa era la Padusa, 1950 

G. Uggeri, La Romanizzazione dell'antico Delta Padano, 1975, 49 

Id., Insediamenti, viab…

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Uggeri, Giovanni (Florence), “Padusa”, 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 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e903560>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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