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Augusta

(3,972 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Gaggero, Gianfranco (Genoa) | Barceló, Pedro (Potsdam) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Walser, Gerold (Basle) | Et al.
(Αὐγούστα, Αὐγοῦστα; Augoústa, Augoûsta). [German version] [0] Title First to receive the name A. (‘the Sublime’) was  Livia [2], by the terms of the will of her husband  Augustus (Tac. Ann. 1,8,1; Vell. Pat. 2,75,3; Suet. Aug. 101,2), who at the same time adopted her into the Julian family (thus: Iulia Augusta). Hellenistic influence is disputed (in favour [1], against [2. 140-145]); the name Σεβαστή/ Sebastḗ with the same literal meaning was bestowed on the wives of Roman emperors in the Greek-speaking world independently of any conferring of the name of A…

Macra

(109 words)

Author(s): Gaggero, Gianfranco (Genoa)
[German version] River in the region of the Liguri Apuani near Luna [3], border between the Augustan regions of Liguria and Etruria, modern Magra. Its upper reach was possibly called Audena. A river port lay towards the mouth (Ptol. 3,1,3; Liv. 39,32,2; 40,41,3; 41,19,1; Luc. 2,426f.; Plin. HN 3,48-50). Gaggero, Gianfranco (Genoa) Bibliography G. Forni (ed.), Fontes Ligurum et Liguriae antiquae, 1976, s.v. M. S. Pesavento Mattioli, Gli scali portuali di Luni nel contesto della rotta da Roma ad Arles, in: Centro Studi Lunensi, Quaderni 10-12, 1985-1987, 626-628 R. Ricci, M.-Audena, i…