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Salmantica
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City of the Vaccaei (Pol. 3,14,1; 3,14,3: Ἑλμαντική/Helmantikḗ; Liv. 21,5,6: Hermandica; Polyaenus, Strat. 7,48: Σαλμαντίς/Salmantís; Ptol. 2,5,9: Σαλμάντικα/Salmántika; It. Ant. 434,4: Salmatice; CIL II 857; 859; 870: S.), modern Salamanca. Conquered by Hannibal [4] in 220 BC to secure a grain supply for his army. Roman municipium on the army road from Augusta [2] Emerita to Asturica Augusta. A Roman bridge over the Tormes still stands there today.

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Barceló, Pedro (Potsdam), “Salmantica”, 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 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1028410>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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