Brill’s New Pauly

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Harbour city in the territory of the Boii on the Ionios Kolpos (Adriatic).

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I. Foundation and Roman Period

According to myth, R. was founded by Thessalians (Zos. 5,27); however, it was actually founded by Umbri in the 6th-5th cents. BC (Str. 5,1,2; 5,1,11; 5,2,1: Ῥάυεννα/Rháuenna). The character of R.'s topography includes its proximity to the sea…

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Heucke, Clemens (Munich) and Berger, Albrecht (Berlin), “Ravenna”, 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 27 January 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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