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Augusta Praetoria

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: M. Pearce, P. Tozzi
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Johan Åhlfeldt, Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
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Last modified Dec 19, 2016 10:39 AM 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.

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settlement, arch, triumphal arch, amphitheatre, amphitheater, theatre, theater

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, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Johan Åhlfeldt, Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Augusta Praetoria: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2016 <> [accessed: 23 April 2018]

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