Brill’s New Pauly

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City in  Mauretania Caesariensis, 33 km east of Tlemcen by what is today Ouled Mimoun (Lamoricière), in a strategically important location (CIL VIII 9834 f.). Likely a Berber settlement originally [1. 545 f.], A. came under Punic influence. At the beginning of the 3rd cent. AD, A. was included in the defence system of the Mauretanian  limes . The  civitas A. was administered from a (prior) princepscivitatis (Libyan: gld or gldt?) and  decemprimi [2. 208]. Furthermore, a  rex sacrorum (Punic dr…

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Huß, Werner (Bamberg), “Altava”, 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 17 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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