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Ammaedara

(249 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Coloniae | Limes | Straßen (Ἀμμαίδαρα). Stadt in der Africa proconsularis [5. 147 Anm. 756] zw. Althiburus und Theveste (Ptol. 4,3,30), h. Haïdra; weitere Namensformen [4. 1841]. A. war urspr. wohl Siedlung der Musulamii [2. 117-121]. Wegen der strategisch bedeutenden Lage, die es erlaubte, wichtige Verbindungswege zu kontrollieren und die Südflanke der Africa proconsularis zu decken, wurde in den letzten J. des Augustus die legio III Augusta in die Nähe von A. verlegt [1. 273-284]…

Gigthis

(109 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Ort an der Kleinen Syrte, 30 km nordöstl. von Medenine, h. Bou Grara. Belege: Ptol. 4,3,11; Itin. Anton. 60,1; 518,5; Tab. Peut. 6,5. G. war vermutlich eine phöniz. oder pun. Gründung und in späterer Zeit vielleicht der Vorort der Cinithi, der Bundesgenossen des Tacfarinas. Unter Hadrianus oder Antoninus Pius erhielt die Stadt das ius Latium maius, unter Antoninus Pius (138-161 n.Chr.) wurde sie municipium (CIL VIII Suppl. 4, 22707). Weitere Inschr.: CIL VIII 1, 25-34; Suppl. 1, 11017-11047; Suppl. 4, 22691-22757. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography S. Lancel, E. L…

Mimakes

(87 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] (Μίμακες). Libysche Nomaden, die in der Nähe der Machynoi, Machryes und Gepheis (zw. der tunesischen Dorsale und dem Schott el-Djerid) wohnten (Ptol. 4,3,26 und Steph. Byz. s.v. M. = Philistos von Syrakusai). Nach Ptol. 4,6,20f. lebten M. auch im Inneren von Libya, und zwar unweit des Thála óros (Θάλα ὄρος; h. der Tahela Ohat des Ahaggar?) und nahe bei den Núbai (Νοῦβαι). Libyes, Libye Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography J. Desanges, Catalogue des tribus africaines..., 1962, 115, 224  H. Treidler, s.v. Mimaces, RE 15, 1711f.

Altava

(183 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Afrika | Christentum | Limes | Straßen Stadt in der Mauretania Caesariensis, 33 km östl. von Tlemcen beim h. Ouled Mimoun (Lamoricière), in strategisch wichtiger Lage (CIL VIII 9834 f.). Urspr. wohl eine berberische Siedlung [1. 545 f.], geriet A. unter pun. Einfluß. Anf. 3. Jh. n. Chr. wurde A. in das Verteidigungssystem des mauretanischen Limes einbezogen. Die civitas A. wurde von einem ( prior) princeps civitatis (libysch: gld bzw. gldt?) und decemprimi verwaltet [2. 208]. Außerdem fungierte ein rex sacrorum

Bagradas

(138 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] (Μακάρας Pol. 1,75,5; 1,86,9; 15,2,8 [1.1085f.]; Βαγράδας Strab. 17,3,13; Ptol. 4,3,6; 4,3,18; 4,3,31; 6,10; Bagrada: Mela 1,34; Lucan. 4,587; Plin. nat. 5,24; vgl. 8,37). Heute Ksar Baghai (zum Namen [2. 1311]), längster Fluß im nordöstl. Afrika (365 km; anders Iulius Honorius, cosmographia 47: 318 Meilen). Der B. entspringt bei Thubursicum Numidarum (Iulius Honorius ebd.; anders Ptol. 4,3,18; 6,10) und fließt - meist träge (Sil. 6,140-143) - von Westsüdwest nach Ostsüdost. Rech…

Idicra

(63 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Ort in Numidia südl. der Linie Milev - Cuicul, h. Azziz-ben-Tellis (Itin. Anton. 28,4). Zwei Inschr. informieren über einen Opfertarif für den Kult afrikan. Götter (CIL VIII 1, 8246f.); weitere Inschr.: CIL VIII 1, 8243-8266. Im 4. und 5. Jh. war I. Bischofssitz (Optatus 2,18, p. 53,4; 19, p. 54,14; Notitia episcopatuum Numidiae 16a). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography AAAlg, Bl. 17, Nr. 214.

Clupea

(111 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Coloniae | Punische Kriege (Ἀσπίς). Evtl. vorpun. Stadt (Prok. BV 2,10,24) der späteren Africa proconsularis im Nordosten der Halbinsel Bon, h. Kélibia (Quellen: Mela 1,34; Plin. nat. 5,24; Ptol. 4,3,7f.; Itin. Anton. 57,6; Tab. Peut. 6,2; Stadiasmus Maris Magni 117 [GGM 1, 470]). Strab. 17,3,16, Sil. 3,243f. und App. Lib. 519 nennen C. Aspis. Trotz Ptol. 4,3,7f. handelt es sich bei C. und Aspis nicht um zwei Städte (vgl. Sol. 27,8). Inschr.: CIL VIII 1, 982-986; X 1, 6104; AE 1991, 1646-1658. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibli…

Tingis

(213 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Africa | Wine | | Coloniae | Africa | Commerce | Limes | Phoenicians, Poeni | Punic Wars | Punic Wars | Rome | Rome (Punic Tng). Berber city with a convenient natural harbour (Str. 3,1,8; Mela 1,26; Plin. HN 5,2; Plut. Sertorius 9,5; Ptol. 4,1,5; Cass. Dio 48,45,2; 60,9,5), capital from AD 40 of Mauretania Tingitana, modern Tangiers (in Morocco). The ancient city has been entirely overbuilt by modern buildings. From no later than the 8th cent. BC, Phoenician traders (Ph…

Tipasa

(316 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
(Τίπασα/ Típasa). [German version] [1] City in Mauretania Caesariensis This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre | Coloniae | Colonization | Phoenicians, Poeni City in Mauretania Caesariensis (Plin. HN 5,20; Ptol. 4,2,5; Amm. Marc. 29,5,17), about 30 km to the east of Caesarea [1], modern T. or, in Arabic, Tefased, with substantial ancient remains (two thermae, a theatre, two temples, a nymphaeum, two basilicae, etc.). Possibly a Phoenician, in any case a Punic trade port (evidence from the 6th cent. BC onwards; possibly a cult of Baal Ham…

Numluli

(121 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] City in Africa Proconsularis, north-west of Thubursicum Bure on the fertile plateau of the ‘great fields’, modern Henchir el-Matria. Under M. Aurelius (AD 161-180) or slightly later N. was a municipium (CIL VIII Suppl. 4, 26129). A bishop Aurelius plebis Numnulitanae ( sic!) was attested for 411 (Acta concilii Carthaginiensis anno 411 habiti 1,126). Some impressive ruins have been preserved, including a capitolium from the period of M. Aurelius, baths, wells, churches and parts of a late Roman wall. Further inscriptions: CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 1…

Caldis

(35 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] Auxiliary fort, north-west of  Cirta, west of the modern Mechta Nahar. Many steles, dedicated to Saturnus. Inscriptions: Inscr. latines de l'Algérie 2,1, 3442-3569. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography AAAlg, sheet 8, no. 173.

Mazyes

(128 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Μάζυες/ Mázyes, Μάξυες/ Máxyes). The M. are first mentioned in Hecataeus [3] of Miletus (FGrH 1 F 334) as ‘those roaming about Libya’ (Λιβύης νομάδες). Stephanus s.v. M., who records this comment, continues: εἰσὶ δὲ καὶ ἕτεροι Μάξυες καὶ ἕτεροι Μάχλυες (‘the M. and the Machlyes are different tribes’). According to Hdt. 4,191,1, the Máxyes (Μάξυες, sic!), who are described as ‘the Lybians ... who plough’ (ἀροτῆρες ... Λίβυες), lived to the west of the Triton river. The root maz or max is of Libyan origin (‘noble’). Cf. the word amazigh (Tuareg), which is still in use. …

Apisa Minus

(51 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] Town in Africa proconsularis, the modern Bou Arada. In the time of  Antoninus [1] Pius A. was still administered by two   sufetes (Macer -- Libyan personal name, Baliato[n] -- Punic personal name). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography A. Beschaouch, Une cité de constitution punique, in: Africa 7/8, 1982, 169-177.

Zangenae

(155 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] Tropical eastern Africa to the south of Cape Guardafui (Plin. HN 6,176), also Ἀζανία/ Azanía (Peripl. m.r. 15f.; 18; 31; 61; Ptol. 1,7,6; 1,17,6; 4,7,28; 4,7,35) and Ζίγγιον/ Zíngion (Cosmas [2] Indicopleustes 2,29; 2,30; 2,50); the Arabs formed their word zanǧ ('black man') on the basis of this name (cf. 'Zanzibar' and 'Tanzania'). Z. extended from the trade town of Opone (modern Ras Hafun) to Rhapton (probably modern Dar-es-Salaam) and from the time of Trajan as far as Cape Prason (probably the modern Cape…

Nepheris

(112 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Νέφερις/ Népheris). City in Africa Proconsularis, c. 30 km southeast of Tynes on the steep plateau of Henchir Bou Baker (Str. 17,3,16; Liv. Per. 51). N. played an important role during the third Punic war ([1. 444-447, 451-454]; App. Lib. 102,479; 108,507; 111,523; 126,596f.; 126,602; Liv. Per. 51). In the Roman period, a temple of Saturnus Sobare(n)sis, perhaps of Bl ṣbr (‘[grain] hoarding Saturn’), of Frugifer [2. 313], was located outside the city. Epigraphy: CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 12388-12411; 4, 24031-24041. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography 1 Huß 2 E. Lipiń…

Casae Calbenti

(31 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] Statio in Mauretania Caesariensis, 15 miles from Tipasa, 32 miles from Icosium (It. Ant. 15,3-5), probably modern Castiglione. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography AAAlg, sheet 4, no. 50.

Thabena

(73 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] City in Africa Proconsularis (Africa [3]; Bell. Afr. 77,1 f.) on or near the coast on the border with the kingdom of Juba [1], probably not identifiable with Thenae. In the Roman Civil War in 47/46 BC the Thabenenses were on the side of Caesar; in 46 they strangled the soldiers that Juba had established in the city (Bell. Afr. loc.cit.). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography H. Treidler, s. v. T., RE 5 A, 1178.

Rusaddir

(159 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: | Commerce | Phoenicians, Poeni | Punic Wars | Punic Wars (Punic Rš dr). Originally the name of the 'Great Cape' ( rš dr) of Tres Forcas, then of the city of R., modern Melilla (Spanish enclave within Morocco). Sources: Mela 1,29: wrongly Rusigada; Rhysaddir: Plin. HN 5,18; Ῥυσσάδειρον/ Rhyssádeiron, Ptol. 4,1,7; Rusadder colonia: It. Ant. 11,3 f. The oldest evidence of Carthaginian settlement (3rd cent. BC) has been found in the necropolis of Cerro de San Lorenzo. R. has also yielded a neo-P…

Cuicul

(179 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre | Coloniae Small Berber town in Numidia between Cirta and Sitifis, now Djemila. Attested forms of the name: Κοúλκουα, Ptol. 4,3,29; Cuiculi, It. Ant. 29,1; Culchul, Tab. Peut. 2,4; Chulchul, Geogr. Rav. 39,25. A veteran colony was established under Nerva (CIL VIII Suppl. 3, 20713) which contributed substantially to C.'s upswing. In the 5th cent., C.'s importance declined. Significant ruins have survived: temples (Venus Genetrix, Liber, Saturnus, Frugifer, Gens Septi…

Metagonium

(197 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
(Μεταγώνιον; Metagṓnion). [German version] [1] Promontory in Mauretania Tingitana Promontory in Mauretania Tingitana, east of Rusaddir and west of the mouth of the Mulucha (Str. 17,3,6.9; Ptol. 4,1,7), modern Cabo de Agua. The name Metagōnîtai (Μεταγωνῖται, in Pol. 3,33,13 and Ptol. 4,1,10) does not appear to be derived from this promontory. The Metagonitae probably inhabited Libyan towns and localities lying between Cape Spartel and Ceuta ([1. 36], otherwise [2. 97]), but not Libyo-Phoenician cities; cf. also Pol. 3,33,12 (τὰ Μεταγώνια τῆς Λιβύης; tà Metag?nia tês Liby?s) and S…
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