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Ordovices

(109 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Britannisches Volk, bewohnte das Gebiet zw. Snowdon-Massiv und dem Severn-Tal (Ptol. 2,3,18); ein Zentralort ist nicht bekannt. Sie widersetzten sich der röm. Invasion unter Nero (50 n.Chr.), wurden aber von Iulius Frontinus und Iulius [II 3] Agricola zw. 74 und 79 n.Chr. unterworfen (Tac. ann. 12,33); nach Tac. Agr. 18,2 wurden sie von Agricola aufgerieben. Immerhin überlebte ihr Name z.B. in Dinorwig und Rhyd Orddwy (Wales). Britannia (mit Karte: Die indigenen Stämme) Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography M.G. Jarrett, J.C. Mann, The Tribes of Wales, in: We…

Calleva Atrebatum

(123 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Britannia | Britannia | Straßen (h. Silchester). Das eisenzeitliche oppidum, Hauptort der Atrebates [2], entwickelte sich seit 100 v.Chr. zu einem bed. polit. Zentrum. Durch die Verbindungen des Commius erlebte die Ansiedlung Mitte 1.Jh. v.Chr. einen Aufschwung. C.A. dürfte nach 43 n.Chr. in das Reich des Cogidubnus einbezogen worden sein. Die frühe röm. Stadt wurde innerhalb der eisenzeitlichen Verteidigungsanlagen errichtet [1]. Die Entwicklung …

Cambodunum

(181 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) | Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] [1] Heute Kempten im Allgäu Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Coloniae | Limes | Raeti, Raetia Heute Kempten im Allgäu. Vorort der Estiones (Strab. 4,6,7); rechts der Iller tiberianische Holzhäuser, seit Kaiser Claudius Steinbauten in rechtwinkligem Straßensystem um einen hl. Bezirk mit “Forum”, Basilika, Thermen. Evtl. erster Sitz des Statthalters in Raetia, wohl splendidissma colonia (Tac. Germ. 41,1). Durch Augsburg verdrängt, wurde C. bei den Einfällen der Alamanni im 3.Jh. zerstört. Links der Iller auf dem Plateau …

Durovernum

(146 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Britannia | Britannia | Theater | Straßen h. Canterbury, entstand in einem eisenzeitlichen oppidum des späten 1. Jh.v.Chr. am Stour. Die röm. Stadt entwickelte sich kurz nach 43 n.Chr.; sie ließ möglicherweise den vorröm. Charakter der Stämme von Cantion (Kent) deutlich werden. Öffentliche Gebäude wurden im späten 1. und frühen 2. Jh. errichtet. Ein großes Theater kam im späten 2. Jh. hinzu [1]; Verteidigungsanlagen entstanden im späten 3. Jh. Eine au…

Rutupiae

(226 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Hafenstadt im äußersten SO von Britannia, h. Richborough (Kent) an dem h. verschlammten Kanal zw. der Insel Tonatis (h. Thanet) und dem Festland von Kent [1]. Der Ort wurde von der Invasionsarmee des Kaisers Claudius [III 1] 43 n. Chr. eingenommen und als mil. Hauptversorgungsbasis bis ins späte 1. Jh. n. Chr. genutzt. Zwischen 80 und 90 n. Chr. wurde hier ein Triumphbogen errichtet, wohl um die nördl. Eroberungen flavischer Statthalter zu feiern [1. 40-73]. Er verfiel im frühen …

Camulodunum

(190 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Britannia | Britannia | Caesar | Christentum | Coloniae | Limes | Pertinax | Theater | Straßen Das größte eisenzeitliche oppidum in Britannia lag am unteren Colne in Essex; dort entwickelte sich C., h. Colchester, unter den Königen Dubnovellaunus und Cunobellinus [1]. In seiner Blütezeit (ca. 10-40 n.Chr.) umfaßte das oppidum 30 km2 inmitten eines Systems von Schutzgräben ( dykes). Als bed. Machtzentrum zog C. Luxusgüterimporte aus Gallia und Italia an. Ein reich ausgestattetes Königsgrab befind…

Lindum

(326 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Britannia | Coloniae | Straßen (h. Lincoln in Mittelengland; vgl. Etym. L. + colonia). Ort an strategisch wichtiger Position, wo der Fluß Witham die Lincoln Edge durchschneidet. Um einen sumpfigen Tümpel im Talboden herum ( lindos, kelt. “Tümpel”) gab es eine späteisenzeitliche Siedlung [1]. Den Kern der röm. colonia bildete ein Legionslager auf den Anhöhen im Norden. Gegr. um 60 n.Chr., wurde diese Festung durch die legio IX Hispana bis um 71 n.Chr. und dann durch die legio II Adiutrix bis ca. 85 n.Chr. gehalten. M…

Picti

(147 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Volksstamm jenseits der Nordgrenze der röm. Prov. Britannia, erstmals im Zusammenhang mit Ereignissen des J. 297 n.Chr. erwähnt (Laterculus Veronensis 13; Paneg. 8,11,4). Constantius [1] I. zog 306 n.Chr. gegen sie zu Felde; seit der Mitte des 4. Jh. griffen sie aber wiederholt die Prov. an (Amm. 20,1; 26,4,5; 27,8,20). Ihr Siedlungsgebiet lag in Ost-Schottland nördl. des Forth (vgl. die Etym. verschiedener ON). Über ihre Siedlungen ist wenig bekannt; sie hinterließen immerhin ei…

Mona

(212 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Insel vor der Küste von Nord-Wales, h. Anglesey, eines der fruchtbarsten westbritannischen Gebiete. M. bedeutet kelt. “hohe Insel”, walisisch nennt sich die Insel Mam Cymru, “Mutter von Wales”. In der Ant. war M. wichtig für die Versorgung der bergigen Regionen von Wales mit Lebensmitteln und Erzen, v.a. Kupfer. Evtl. waren es die Ordovices, die in der Eisenzeit und der Zeit der röm. Herrschaft auf M. lebten. Die Bed. von M. in der Späten Eisenzeit zeigt die große Kultstätte im T…

Pons

(1,276 words)

Author(s): Eder, Walter (Bochum) | Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) | Waldherr, Gerhard H. (Regensburg) | Burian, Jan (Prag) | Graßl, Herbert (Salzburg) | Et al.
[English version] [1] s. Straßen- und Brückenbau s. Straßen- und Brückenbau Eder, Walter (Bochum) [English version] [2] Stimmbrücke Mit p. (in der Regel im Pl. pontes) werden auch die engen “Stimmbrücken” in Rom bezeichnet, die in den comitia auf dem Weg zur Abstimmung überschritten werden mußten. Der Ursprung des Sprichworts Sexagenarios de ponte (deicere), das dazu auffordert, ‘Sechzigjährige von der Brücke zu werfen’ (Cic. S. Rosc. 100; Fest. 452; Macr. Sat. 1,5,10) wird mit dem von den Jüngeren verlangten Ausschluß der Alten von der Abstimmung…

Magi

(107 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Kastell in NW-Britannia (Not. dign. occ. 40,14; 40,49) mit einem numerus Pacensium als Garnison (4. Jh. n.Chr.). Lage umstritten, aber ein von vik(ani) Mag... in Old Carlisle erbauter Altar (CIL VII 1291) ist ein Hinweis darauf. Denkbar ist aber, daß M. das Kastell in Burrow Walls war und Maglona das in Old Carlisle (Not. dign. occ. 40,13; 40,29). Beide Kastelle wurden bis ins 4. Jh. hinein gehalten. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography E. Birley, The Roman Fort and Settlement at Old Carlisle, in: Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Archa…

Bremenium

(63 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Einer der röm. Vorposten nördl. des Hadrianswalls beim h. High Rochester. Von Agricola eingerichtet (77-84 n.Chr.), wurde das Lager von Lollius Urbicus (139-142 n.Chr.) erneuert und unter Septimius Severus und Diokletian erneut instandgesetzt [1. 242-244]. CIL VII p. 178f. Limes Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography 1 E.B. Birley, Research on Hadrian's Wall, 1961. D.J. Breeze, The Northern Frontiers of Roman Britain, 1961, 138f.

Deva

(163 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Britannia | Legio | Limes | Limes | Straßen h. Chester. Legionslager, urspr. für die legio II Adiutrix ca. 75 n.Chr. [1] als Holz/Erde-Kastell errichtet, mit Thermen (Stein); Bleiwasserrohre datieren die Fertigstellung ins J. 79 n.Chr. Die legio XX Valeria Victrix übernahm das Lager ca. 86/7 n.Chr. Der Umbau in Stein begann ca. 102 n.Chr. Ein großes, außerhalb der Mauern gelegenes Amphitheater wurde im 2. Jh. erbaut [2]. Westl. des Lagers am Ufer des Dee findet sich eine Anlege…

Maiatai

(102 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] (Μαιάται, lat. Meatae). Stammesgruppe in Süd-Schottland, spätes 2. oder frühes 3. Jh.n.Chr., südl. der Caledonii, nördl. des Antoninus-Walls. Die ON Dumyat und Myot Hill bei Stirling dürften sich von den M. ableiten. M. mag “größeres Volk” oder “Bewohner des größeren Teils” bedeuten. Die M. brachen ihren Vertrag mit Rom und revoltierten z.Z. des Septimius Severus 210 n.Chr. Nach und nach niedergekämpft, schlossen sie schließlich 212 mit Caracalla Frieden (Xiphilinos 321; vgl. Cass. Dio 76,12; Iord. Get. 2,14). Limes (II. Britannia) Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibli…

Dumnonii

(118 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Die D. siedelten im SW von Britannia. Ihr Name dürfte sich von dem einer vorröm. Gottheit Dumnonos ableiten. In der Eisenzeit lebten die D. weit verstreut ohne Zentrum oder oppida. Nach der röm. Eroberung (50/65 n.Chr.) wurde das Gebiet durch ein Legionslager bei Isca, später Hauptort des Stammes, gesichert [1]. Siedlungen blieben in röm. Zeit verstreut und nicht romanisiert, einige kleine villae entstanden in der Nähe von Isca. Sie betrieben Weidewirtschaft, Erze wurden abgebaut (z.B. Zinn in West-Cornwall und Dartmoor, Silber in Ost-Cornwall [2]). Todd, Malcol…

Hibernia

(654 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
(Irland). [English version] A. Frühe Kenntnis Ant. Geographen berichten wenig über die NW-Küsten Europas und die küstennahen Inseln. Kenntnisse über die Insel Irland, Ierne oder H. dürften erstmals auf der Forschungsreise des Pytheas (ca. 320 v.Chr. [1; 2]) gewonnen worden sein. Pytheas hat wohl H. selbst nicht besucht, seine Berichte stammen aus zweiter Hand; seine Informationen dürften zu Strabon, Diodoros und Mela gelangt sein (Strab. 4,5,4; Diod. 5,32; Mela 3,6). Einige Elemente dieser Überl. ents…

Orkades

(130 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] (Ὀρκάδες, lat. Orcades). Die Orkney-Inseln (h. etwa 70 Inseln, von denen 24 bewohnt sind) vor der Nordküste Schottlands, der Kenntnis der ant. Welt wohl erstmals durch Pytheas (E. 4. Jh.v.Chr.) vermittelt. Nach den ant. Autoren handelt es sich um 30 (Mela 3,54; Ptol. 2,3,31) bis 40 (Plin. nat. 4,103) nur zum kleineren Teil bewohnte Inseln. Die Flotte des Iulius [II 3] Agricola (Tac. Agr. 10) erkundete die O. 83/4 n.Chr. Einige O. waren Ptolemaios (2,3,31) mit ungenauen Koordinaten bekannt. Die Kontakte zu Rom beschränkten sich auf den Handel (wenige röm. Funde). Todd,…

Brigantes

(107 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Die B. siedelten in Nordengland von der Landenge Tyne-Solway bis Derbyshire. In der Eisenzeit lebten die B. verstreut; hill-forts und große Ansiedlungen gab es wenige. Ihre Königin Cartimandua ging vor 50 n.Chr. Vertragsbeziehungen mit Rom ein, verlor aber die Unterstützung ihrer Adligen und mußte röm. Hilfe anfordern, bevor ihr ca. 69 n.Chr. die Herrschaft entzogen wurde (Tac. hist. 3,45). Die B. wurden von Q. Petilius Cerealis (71-74 n.Chr.) und Cn. Iulius Agricola (77-78 n.Chr.) besiegt und als civitas mit Zentrum Isurium Brigantum (h. Aldborough) orga…

Corstopitum

(100 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Ortschaft im Tal des North Tyne, h. Corbridge. Während der Eroberung durch Agricola (77-84 n.Chr.) wurde hier ein großer Stützpunkt errichtet, den anschließend ein Lager weiter östl. ersetzte (ca. 125 durch Feuer zerstört). Nach der Errichtung des Hadrianswalls 7 km nördl. wurde C. zur Versorgungsbasis ausgebaut. C. spielte im frühen 3. Jh. eine bed. Rolle im Zusammenhang mit den Feldzügen des Septimius Severus. An den Stützpunkt angrenzend, entstand im 3. und 4. Jh. hier eine bed. Stadt [1]. Limes; Britannia Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography 1 M.Bishop, J.N. …

Silures

(131 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] Celtic tribe in Southeast Wales from the coast to the Wye, especially in the coastal plain of present-day Glamorgan. The S. resisted the Romans from AD 44, at first under Caratacus (Tac. Ann. 12,32 f.; 12,38-40; 14,29), but were finally subdued in AD 74-76 by Frontinus (Tac. Agr. 17). In the 2nd cent., possibly under Hadrian, the S. were organised as civitas Silurum with the capital of Venta Silurum (present-day Caerwent). Modest villae were built in the coastal plain. In the end, the S. came to be the most Romanised tribe in Wales. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography V. E. …

Glevum

(216 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: | Coloniae | Britannia The region around Gloucester, located at the lowest lying crossing-point over the Severn, was first occupied by the Roman army in c. AD 50. A legion base was erected in Kingsholm, probably by the legio XX Valeria Victrix [1]; this was abandoned in c. AD 60 and replaced towards the end of the rulership of Nero by a fortress on the ground of modern Gloucester, which itself was abandoned in c. AD 74/5. On the grounds of the fortress, the colonia Glevum was founded using the fortress' building materials, appa…

Trinovantes

(79 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] Celtic people, settled in the region of modern Essex in the late Iron Age. In the middle of the 1st cent. BC they were under pressure from the neighbouring Catuvellauni (Caes. Gall. 5,20) and for some time were dependent on them. Under their king Cunobellinus ( c. 10-40 AD) they were again independent and dominant in southern Britain. Their largest oppidum was Camulodunum. Britannia (with map) Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography R. Dunnett, The T., 1975  S. S. Frere, Britannia, 31987.

Catuvellauni

(83 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] Powerful tribe in Britannia north of the lower Thames, who most likely had links with the Gallic Catualauni. Their most influential rulers were Tasciovanus and his son  Cunobellinus [1]. Following the conquest of Britannia by Claudius (Cass. Dio 60,20,2), the C. were organized as a civitas with  Verulamium as its centre (Tac. Ann. 14,33). Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography 1 S. S. Frere, Britannia, 31987, 44f. S. S. Frere, Verulamium Excavations 1, 1972 R. E. M. and T. V. Wheeler, Verulamium, 1936 K. Branigan, The C., 1985.

Sabrina

(60 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] River rising in Mid-Wales and flowing into the Bristol Channel (Tac. Ann. 12,31; Ptol. 2,3,3), modern Severn. Its valley played an important role in the period of the Roman conquest, with legionary bases at Glevum and Viroconium (modern Wroxeter). Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography A. L. F. Rivet, C. Smith, The Place-Names of Roman Britain, 1979, 450 f.

Cilurnum

(117 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] Roman camp on the western bank of the North Tyne, where Hadrian's wall crosses the river, modern Chesters; built in around AD 125 as a replacement for tower 27a [1. 89-91]. Garrison of the ala II Asturum in the 3rd cent. AD (CIL VII 585); prior to that, the camp may have accommodated cavalry (including Sarmatae). The camp gates are extant, as are principia, praetorium, two soldiers' quarters, extra-mural thermae, and the foundations of a bridge. South of the camp was an extended vicus [2].  Limes Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography 1 D. J. Breeze, The Northern Frontier…

Aquae

(2,365 words)

Author(s): Uggeri, Giovanni (Florence) | Huß, Werner (Bamberg) | Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) | Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) | Et al.
I. Italy [German version] A. Albulae Sulphurous sources of the Lago della Soforata on the right bank of the  Anio, 16 km from Rome; cult site. The springs are cold and have healing properties;  Nero had them canalized into the Domus Aurea. Large Roman   villa near Bagni della Regina. CIL XIV 3908-18. Uggeri, Giovanni (Florence) [German version] A. Angae In Bruttium between Consentia and Vibo Valentia, today Terme Caronte of Lamezia Terme. Uggeri, Giovanni (Florence) [German version] A. Apollinares Thermal springs between Careiae and  Tarquinii (It. Ant. 300); unidentified (…

Scotti

(80 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] ( Scoti, 'Scots'). A Celtic people - wild and bellicose according to Roman reports - which originally settled in the north of Hibernia (Ireland) (Oros. 1,2,81 f.). In the late 4th cent. AD, groups of them ferried across to Britannia (Amm. 18,2,3; 26,4,5; 27,8,1; 29,4,7). The S. had been Christianised before AD 431 in Hibernia by the deacon Palladius (Prosp. 1301) and came to develop a very active monastery culture. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography G. and A. Ritchie, Scotland, 1985.

Londinium

(806 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Caesar | Christianity | | Commerce | Limes | Rome | Rome | Britannia (modern London). The Roman city of L. - the name possibly contains the Celtic personal name Londinos - lay, probably without pre-Roman precursors, at the most suitable crossing point of the Tamesis (Thames), which drew the attention of the Romans at the time of the invasion in AD 43. The early settlement was on hills on both sides of the swampy valley of the Walbrook that flows from the nor…

Atrebates

(287 words)

Author(s): Schön, Franz (Regensburg) | Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] [1] People in Gallia Belgica People in Gallia Belgica, Artois region (Ptol. 2,9,4; Str. 4,3,5), settled in the catchment area of the Scarpe, especially in the area around Nemetacum. After their subjection together with the neighbouring Nervii (in the east) and the Viromandui (in the south-east) by Caesar in 57 BC (Caes. B Gall. 2,4,9; 16,2f.; 23,1) the A. maintained a friendly relationship with Rome. Their king  Commius received sovereignty over the Morini (in the north and north-west)…

Iceni

(184 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] Celtic tribe in the area of Norfolk and Suffolk (south-eastern England). First mentioned under the name Cenimagni as one of the tribes that submitted to Caesar in AD 54 (Caes. B Gall. 5,21,1). At the time of the conquest of Britain by Claudius (AD 43), they were prepared to accept the alliance with Rome. In AD 47 they rebelled and were subjugated, however, they retained the status of a client kingdom (Tac. Ann. 12,31). After the death of their King Prasutagus c. AD 59, their entire territory was incorporated into the Roman administration, not only the half tha…

Maeatae

(119 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] (Μαιάται; Maiátai, Lat. Meatae). Tribal group in southern Scotland, late 2nd or early 3rd cent. AD, south of the Caledonii, north of the Antonine Wall. The place names Dumyat and Myot Hill in the vicinity of Stirling could be derived from the M. M. may mean ‘larger people’ or ‘inhabitants of the larger part’. The M. broke their treaty with Rome and revolted at the time of Septimius Severus in AD 210. Gradually fought down, they finally made peace in 212 with Caracalla (Xiphilinus 321; cf. Cass. Dio 76,12; Iord. Get. 2,14). Limes (II. Britannia) Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliogra…

Thule

(202 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] (Θούλη/ Thoúlē). T. was a concept, occasionally a literary term (Antonius [3]), less often a geographical location. The idea of a country in the northern Ocean, far to the north of Britannia, can be found in Verg. G. 1,30 and almost certainly refers to an account by Pytheas [4]. Strabo (1,4,2-5; 2,4,1; 2,5,8; 4,5,5) was the first geographer to use the place name T., but he does not say anything about its geographical location. Tac. Agr. 10 and Ptol. 2,3,32 applied T. to the Shetlan…

Mona

(231 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] Island off the coast of north Wales, modern Anglesey, one of the most fertile regions of western Britain. M. means ‘high island’ in Celtic, while in Welsh, the island is called Mam Cymru, ‘Mother of Wales’. In antiquity, M. was important for supplying the mountainous regions of Wales with provisions and ores, esp. copper. Perhaps the Ordovices were the inhabitants of M. in the Iron Age and during Roman rule. The importance of M. in the later Iron Age is demonstrated by the great c…

Regni

(116 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] (Regini). Celtic tribe, who settled in the area of Hampshire and West Sussex and was part of the Kingdom of Commius (mid 1st cent. BC) and of Cogidubnus (one cent. later). The main city was Noviomagus (present-day Chichester), home to a temple of Neptune and Minerva in the 1st cent. AD [1. 91]. Located near Noviomagus and 1,6 km west of Chichester was the estate of Fishbourne, probably a governor's residence from the Flavian Period (columns, mosaics, wall paintings) [2]. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography 1 R. G. Collingwood, R. P. Wright, The Roman Inscriptions of…

Uxellodunum

(155 words)

Author(s): Demarolle, Jeanne-Marie (Nancy) | Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] [1] Oppidum in the territory of the Cadurci This item can be found on the following maps: Celts | Oppidum Oppidum in the territory of the  Cadurci (Caes. Gall. 8,32,2) in Aquitania, conquered by Caesar in 51 BC (Caes. Gall. 8,39-44). The location of  U. is disputed among the following places: l'Impernal de Luzech [2. 109-111], le Puy d'Issolu near Vayrac [2. 133-136], Murcens-Cras [1], Capdenac. Demarolle, Jeanne-Marie (Nancy) Bibliography 1 O. Buchsenschutz, G. Mercadier, Recherche sur l'oppidum de Murcens-Cras, in: Aquitania 7, 1989, 25-51 2 M. I. Labrousse…

Promunturium, Promontorium

(612 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) | Huß, Werner (Bamberg) | Muggia, Anna (Pavia) | Barceló, Pedro (Potsdam)
('promontory', 'cape'). [German version] [1] Promontorium Cantium Headland in the far south-east of Britannia, opposite the mouth of the Rhine (τὸ Κάντιον). Headland in the far south-east of Britannia, opposite the mouth of the Rhine; a landmark for seamen and geographers, modern South Foreland/Kent ( cf. Caes. B Gall. 5,13,1; 14,1; 22,1; Diod. Sic. 5,21,3; Str. 1,4,3; 4,3,3; 5,1). Cantium probably means 'corner' in Celtic [1]. The exposed location in the far south-east of the island gave its name to the Cantiaci, and the name was also applied to the ki…

Luguvallium

(293 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] The Roman military facilities and the city of L., modern Carlisle, form one of the most important complexes on the northern border of Britannia. Most phases in the history of L. are poorly documented, and the findings of many of the most recent excavations have not yet been published. The earliest Roman site is a fort at the crossing of the river Eden (probably AD 78/9) [1; 5]. This was demolished shortly after AD 100 and rebuilt at another location (until AD 160). A series of sto…

Venta Silurum

(156 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] Town in South Wales, modern Caerwent. After the defeat of the Silures by the Roman governor Frontinus c. AD 74-76 (Tac. Agr. 17,3) VS developed into a centre of civilian settlement in the Vale of Glamorgan. VS became the capital, probably under Hadrian, of the civitas of the Silures (cf. [1]). The construction of public buildings (forum, basilica, temple) began after 125. In the late 2nd cent. AD VS was fortified with earthworks. In late Antiquity VS flourished economically (construction of numerous private houses in stone)…

Pons

(1,427 words)

Author(s): Eder, Walter (Berlin) | Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) | Waldherr, Gerhard H. (Regensburg) | Burian, Jan (Prague) | Graßl, Herbert (Salzburg) | Et al.
[German version] [1] Roads and bridges, construction of see Roads and bridges, construction of Eder, Walter (Berlin) [German version] [2] Voting bridge The term pons (generally in the plural form of pontes) was also used for the narrow 'voting bridges' in Rome which members of the comitia had to cross on the way to cast their votes. It is argued that the saying Sexagenarios de ponte (deicere) with its incitement to throw sixty-year olds from the bridge (Cic. Rosc. Am. 100; Fest. 452; Macrob. Sat. 1,5,10) stemmed from the demand by younger voters to bar older o…

Magi

(116 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] Fort in north-western Britannia (Not. Dign. Occ. 40,14; 40,49) with a numerus Pacensium as a garrison (4th cent. AD). Site contentious but an altar (CIL VII 1291) built by vik(ani) Mag... in Old Carlisle refers to it. It is, however, conceivable that M. was the fort in Burrow Walls and Maglona was the one in Old Carlisle (Not. Dign. Occ. 40,13; 40,29). Both forts were held right through to the 4th cent. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography E. Birley, The Roman Fort and Settlement at Old Carlisle, in: Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Archaeolog…

Brigantes

(120 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] The B. settled in northern England, from the Tyne-Solway isthmus to Derbyshire. In the Iron Age the B. lived in scattered communities; there were few hill-forts or large settlements. Their queen Cartimandua entered into a treaty relationship with Rome before AD 50 but lost the support of her nobles and had to appeal for Roman assistance, before the leadership was stripped from her in c. AD 69 (Tac. Hist. 3,45). The B. were defeated by Q. Petilius Cerealis (AD 71-74) and Cn. Julius Agricola (AD 77-78) and organized as a civitas with Isurium Brigantum (now Aldborough) as…

Portus

(1,551 words)

Author(s): Sauer, Vera (Stuttgart) | Wiegels, Rainer (Osnabrück) | Uggeri, Giovanni (Florence) | Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) | Huß, Werner (Bamberg) | Et al.
[German version] [1] Artificially extended harbour complex near Ostia This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre An artificial harbour complex, created under the emperor Claudius (AD 41-54) to extend the harbour of Ostia (with plan) and enlarged under Trajan (AD 98-117), c. 3 km northwest of Ostia. The Claudian harbour basin ( c. 80 hectares) was protected from the sea by a mole structure (but not actually safe; in AD 62 almost 200 ships went down in a storm: Tac. Ann. 15,18) and marked by a lighthouse (cf. plan: 1) (according to Suet. C…

Segontium

(140 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] One of the main forts of the Roman occupation of North Wales [1], modern Caernarfon at the southwestern end of the Menai Strait. The first building phase dates from the governorship of Iulius [II 3] Agricola ( c. 77/8 AD). The living quarters exhibit at least three building phases from the early 2nd century AD onwards. Rebuilding in stone took place under Hadrianus (117-138). The 2nd cent. garrison was evidently small. One of the main buildings from the Antonine period was probably the officium of a procurator [2]. After being destroyed and rebuilt the fort was he…

Eboracum

(290 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Christianity | | Coloniae | Commerce | Legio | Limes | Limes | Pertinax | Rome | Rome | Britannia (Today York). With its strategically favourable location in the heart of the Vale of York, E. presented itself to the Romans as a base for their military control of northern Britannia. The earliest garrison was stationed in E. under Q. Petilius Cerealis in AD 71/74 [1]. The legionary camp ( legio IX Hispana) was a wood-earth fort of the 70s; the reconstruction in stone took place in the early 2nd cent. The legio VI Victrix replaced the legio I…

Viroconium

(158 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] (Οὐιροκόνιον/ Ouirokónion). Roman legionary camp, in c. AD 55 laid out in connection with military operations in the valley of the upper Sabrina (modern Severn) [1. 292 f.]; modern Wroxeter in Shropshire, England. Abandoned in c. AD 74, as late as the end of the 1st cent., V. developed into the capital of the civitas Cornoviorum [2]. In AD 128/9, The city acquired a forum [1. 288] and, no later than the middle of the 2nd cent., thermal baths [3]. Numerous private houses were built from the 2nd cent. onwards. In the 4th cent., the …

Camboricum

(30 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] ‘Ford on the river bend’ (It. Ant. 474,7), presumably modern Icklingham (Suffolk) [1. 294]. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography 1 A. L. F. Rivet, C. Smith, The Place-names of Roman Britain, 1979.

Castra

(2,134 words)

Author(s): Le Bohec, Yann (Lyon) | Förtsch, Reinhard (Cologne) | Šašel Kos, Marjeta (Ljubljana) | Lombardo, Mario (Lecce) | Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) | Et al.
A. Military camp [German version] [I 1] General The Roman soldiers always made sure that they were protected by fortifications. This also applied when they only stopped for a night on campaigns. In the evening of their arrival the field camp had to be set up and destroyed again on the morning of departure. The plural castra was the name given to any kind of military camp, the singular castrum certainly existed but was not used in mil. vocabulary. Castellum is the diminutive form of castra (Veg. Mil. 3,8) and also had a civilian meaning. The origin of the Roman camps is uncertain; because …

Ratae

(177 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Roman fort in Britannia, built before AD 50 at the site of an Iron-Age settlement on the present-day Soar River and held for c. 20 years. The fort and its vicus grew into the core of a prosperous town (It. Ant. 477,4; Ptol. 2,3,20: Ῥάγε/Rháge; CIL VII 1169; cf. CIL XVI 160), present-day Leicester [1. 52 f.]. Already before AD 100, R. was the main city of the Coritani or Corieltauvi [2]. The forum and the basilica were built under Hadrian (AD 117-138), the baths in c. AD 150. Parts of the baths have survived as the Jewry Wall, as…

Cassi

(50 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] One of five tribes in Britannia, who surrendered to Caesar in 54 BC (Caes. B Gall. 5,21). Their settlement area, which cannot be localized exactly, was in the south-east of the island. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography A. L. F. Rivet, C. Smith, The Place-names of Roman Britain, 1979, 302.

Glannaventa

(74 words)

Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] (probably modern Ravenglass/Cumbria). The camp was laid out at the beginning of Hadrian's rule at an anchorage at the river (not excavated); especially striking is a bathhouse outside the walls; the building's walls with windows 3.5 metres high are still extant. G. was likely abandoned in the late 4th cent. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography E. Birley, The Roman Fort at Ravenglass (Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Archaeological Society 58), 1958, 14-30.
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