Forested area on the right bank of the Rhine in Germania (Tac. Ann. 1,50), marched through by Germanicus  after the mutiny in 14 AD, probably from Novaesium. Presumably identical to the Silva Heissi, mentioned in 796 AD, to the north of the Ruhr between Essen-Werden and Essen-Altstadt.
G. Neumann u. a., s. v. Caesia silva, RGA 4, 321 f.
J. Kunow, Das Limesvorland der südlichen Germania inferior, in: BJ 187, 1987, 63-77.
▲ Back to top ▲
Cite this page
Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg),
“Silva Caesia”, 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 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1113190>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510