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Milan, the ancient capital of the Gallic Insubres, came under Roman rule in the 2nd century bce. Since the time of Augustus, it became increasingly important as a transportation hub. From 286 to 406, when it was the imperial capital of the West, it developed into a major city with architecture befitting its role. The church shared in the city's growth in the 3rd century and even more in the 4th; 4th-century churches include Sta. Maria Maggiore, Sta. Tecla, S. Giovanni al Fonte, the Basilica Apost…

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Wischmeyer, Wolfgang, “Milan”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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