Brill’s New Pauly

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Roman camp with civilian settlement on the Istrus (Danuvius/Danube), in Pannonia superior; the modern Vienna. The etymology of the place-name V. is disputed, but a Celtic origin may be assumed; the modern name Vienna/Wien probably refers to the Slavic (?) name of the Wien river. The first literary occurrence is in Ptol. 2,14,3 (Οὐι[νδ]όβονα/O ui[nd] óbona; cf. Tab. Peut. 5,1: Vindomana; It. Ant. 34,25; 34,28; Not. Dign. Occ. 34,25; Aur. Vict. Caes. 16,14; (Ps.-)Aur. Vic…

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Waldherr, Gerhard H. (Regensburg), “Vindobona”, 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 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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