Brill’s New Pauly

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Oppidum of the Ligurian Dectunini or Irienses, now Tortona. Founded as a colonia between 122 and 118 BC, possibly re-established before 27 BC, tribus Pomptina (Vell. Pat. 1,15,5), regio IX, intersection of the via Fulvia (from 159 BC), the via Postumia (from 148 BC and the via Aemilia Scauri (from 109 BC; Str. 5,1,11; Ptol. 3,1,35; Plin. HN 3,49; Tab. Peut. 3,5). In the late Imperial period centre of the annona (Cassiod. Var. 10,27,2), bishopric (Agatho Papa, Ep. 3, 1239) and probably praesidium of th…

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Mennella, Giovanni (Genoa), “Dertona”, 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 23 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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