Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World

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Edited by: Anne Wittke, Eckhart Olshausen and Richard Szydlak
This new atlas of the ancient world illustrates the political, economic, social and cultural developments in the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean world, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world and the Holy Roman Empire from the 3rd millennium BC until the 15th century AD.

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Caesar’s proconsulship in Gaul (58–50 BC)

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Author(s): Olshausen, E.
Caesar held the office of proconsul for the provinces of Gallia citerior (Gallia cisalpina), Illyricum and Gallia ulterior (Gallia transalpina) from March 58 BC until 10/11 January 49 BC. This was the period through the course of which he laid the practical foundations for the further ascent of his career towards the position of dictator perpetuus. The numerous festivals of thanksgiving ( supplicationes) by which the Senate recognized his services to the Roman commonwealth could only add to his dignitas, drowning out the memory of the legal breaches he had committed during…


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Author(s): Wittke, A.-M. | Niemeyer, H.G.
I. Qart-ḥadašt/Carchedon (8th–2nd cents. BC; map A) According to the report by Timaeus (FGrH 566 F 60; another detailed account in Iustinus, Elissa), Carchedon (Phoenician: Qart-ḥadašt/‘New Town’, Latin: Carthago, commonly Carthage) was founded in 814/13 or 813/12 BC by colonists from Tyre, whose leader was Princess Elissa/Dido. Situated on a peninsula on the African coast of the Mediterranean Sea, it was a perfect site for building port facilities and fortifications. On its northern flank, it was bounded by the Gulf…