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(Ὄρσων/Órsōn). Iberian city in Hispania Baetica in the valley of the lower Baetis (Diod. Sic. 33,21,1; Bell. Hisp. 26; 28; 41 f.: Ursao; Str. 3,2,2: Οὔρσων/ rsōn; Plin. HN 3,12; App. Ib. 274; Ptol. 2,4,14: Οὐρβόνη/Ou rbónē), modern Osuna to the east of Hispalis (Sevilla). The settlement, which was probably already significant in the 3rd cent. BC, was one of the centres of resistance to Rome in the battle of the Lusitani under Viriatus in 139 BC (Diod. Sic. 33,21,1 ff.; App. …

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Ferrer Maestro, Juan José (Castellón), “Urso”, 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 22 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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