Brill’s New Pauly

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Auxiliary fort site in Raetia (Tab. Peut. 4,4; Raeti, Raetia), modern Straubing (in Lower Bavaria). Despite the Celtic root of the name no pre-Roman settlement is known. From the early Flavian period (69-79), four forts altogether were built at a strategically important position on the southern bank of the Danube (lower terrace) to the southeast of the Allachbach; in the neighbourhood an extended vicus developed as well as a river port (until the Trajanic or early Hadrianic period). Traces of six training camps have been found approximately 1…

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Waldherr, Gerhard H. (Regensburg), “Sorviodurum”, 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 28 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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