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Placentia
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(Πλακεντία/Plakentía). Town on the right bank of the Padus (Po); the mouth of the Trebia lies just westward (ILS 9371; Str. 5,1,11; Plin. HN 3,118; Ptol. 3,1,46), modern Piacenza. The beginnings of the town go back to the Terramare culture, followed by Etruscan settlers (Liv. 5,33,10; cf. the 'liver of Piacenza' of c. 200 BC in the Museo Civico; Haruspices with illustration), and subsequently Galli Anamares (Liv. Epit. …

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Sartori, Antonio (Milan), “Placentia”, 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 11 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e926520>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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