Rubi
(398 words)

[German version]

Statio on the Via Minucia, later the Via Traiana, in Apulia (Hor. Sat. 1,5,94; Plin. HN 3,105: Rubustini; It. Ant. 116,4;  It. Burd. 610,1: civitas Rubos; Tab. Peut. 6,4; Geogr. Rav. 282,11), modern Ruvo di Puglia. In the 3rd century BC it issued its own coins (silver and bronze coins HN 48: Ῥυψ/Rhyps, Ῥυβα/Rhyba, Ῥυβαστεινων/Rhybasteinōn). In addition to  Greek and Messapic [1] inscriptions there are numerous Latin ones, revealing the organisation of the civitas in the 1st century BC [2]; in the Roman Imperial Period R. was a municipium (cf. CIL IX 312). As yet th…

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Gulletta, Maria Ida (Pisa), “Rubi”, 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 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1025120>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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