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Fabrica, fabricenses
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[German version]

Originally fabrica only refers to the finished work (ThlL VI 12ff.), but later it primarily refers to the place where something was manufactured.

Fabricae as production centres for equipment first appear in the direct military environment [11]. The first five fabricae with civilian employees were established in the Orient under Diocletian (Ioh. Mal. 307,21ff.). Not. Dign. Or. 11,18ff. and Not. Dign. Occ. 9,15ff provide an overview of the stock at the end of the 4th cent. The fabricae were subordinate to the praefectus praetorio (Cod.Theod. 10,22,2) up to c. 388, then…

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Herz, Peter (Regensburg), “Fabrica, fabricenses”, 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 28 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e409040>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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