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Via Aurelia
(290 words)

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Built presumably in 241 BC by the censor C. Aurelius [I 3] Cotta, the VA ran initially from Rome to Cosa(e) (ILLRP 1288; It. Ant. 289,3-292,1; Tab. Peut. 3,4-4,5). In 109 BC under the censor M. Aemilius [I 37] Scaurus (AE 1986, 232; Vir. ill. 72,8), the VA was extended by the via Aemilia Scauri, which, according to Str. 5,1,11, led from Pisae along the coast of Liguria through Genua to Vada Sabatia and had a branch to Dertona, where it met the via Postumia . A number of witnesses (Cic. Phil. 12,22; Cic. Cat. 2,6; SHA Pius 1,8) record that by the 1st cent. BC the name via Aemilia Sca…

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Rathmann, Michael (Bonn), “Via Aurelia”, 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 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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