Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 3 of 115 |

Saravus
(196 words)

[German version]

River springing from Mont Donon in the Vosges (Vosegus) and flowing into the Mosella near Contoniacum; the present-day Saar river. Pier substructures testify to the existence of a bridge along the road Divodurum (Metz) - Augusta [6] Treverorum (Trier); the valley road running on the right of the Mosella converged to this bridge as well. There is evidence of other bridges upriver. The ‘winding S.’ (Auson. Mos. 91-93; cf. 367-369) was navigable up to Saarburg.

A vicus S. is mentioned in an inscription on a column from Mont Donon, along the procession road l…

Cite this page
Wiegels, Rainer (Osnabrück), “Saravus”, 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 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1101250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲