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Ēmerita Augusta


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A colony in SW Spain founded by Augustus in 25 bc for veterans of legions V and X. It was approached from the south by a 64‐arch bridge. Many monuments partly survive, including an amphitheatre, circus, and temple: Agrippa presented it with a great theatre. It also had colonial and provincial fora. Its aqueducts were fed from a large reservoir constructed near by. It was capital of Lusitania.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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