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Augusta Praetoria

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: M. Pearce, P. Tozzi Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jun 07, 2018 08:30 PM History
Augusta Praetoria (modern Aosta) was a settlement of the Salassi conquered by Rome in 25 B.C. From 24 B.C. a colony of 3,000 Roman military veterans occupied the city of Augusta Praetoria Salassorum and it became the capital of the province Alpes Graies from 11 B.C.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/383579

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settlement

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 39 A2 Augusta Praetoria

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Aosta. 

After the fall of the western empire, Aosta was retaken by Pepin the Short and, under Charlemagne, became an important point on the Via Francigena on its course from Aachen to Italy.


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M. Pearce, P. Tozzi, Jeffrey Becker, DARMC, Tom Elliott, Sean Gillies, Brady Kiesling, R. Talbert, and Johan Åhlfeldt, 'Augusta Praetoria: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/383579> [accessed: 22 July 2018]

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