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Via Claudia Augusta
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Two Latin milestones (CIL V 8002; 8003 = XVII 4,1 no. 1) relate that in AD 46/7 Claudius [III 1] built the VCA, "which his father Drusus had had constructed after the military opening up of the Alps" (quam Drusus pater Alpibus bello patefactis derexserat). This connection mentioned in the inscription from Upper Italy over the Resia/Reschen and Fern passes to Augusta [7] Vindelicum (modern Augsburg) certainly existed before Nero Claudius [II 24] Drusus' war with the Raeti (in 15 BC). With Altinum on the Adriatic (CIL V 80…

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Rathmann, Michael (Bonn), “Via Claudia Augusta”, 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 08 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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