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(Ταρράκων/Tarrákōn). City on the east coast of the Iberian peninsula (earliest mention in Avien. Ora Maritima 512 ff.; Eratosth. in Str. 3,4,7; cf. Plin. HN 3,18; 23; 110; Ptol. 2,6,17; It. Ant. 391,1), modern Tarragona. The city was built in terraces on a sandstone-rock of 160 m height with a harbour to the south west whose bay is shoaled today. In the 2nd Punic War, T. was built-up into a fortre…

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Stepper, Ruth, “Tarraco”, 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 30 July 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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