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Rapidum

(164 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Limes Stadt der Mauretania (III. B.) Caesariensis, etwa 24 km westl. von Auzia am Limes (Limes VIII.C., mit Karte), h. Sour Djouab (Itin. Anton. 30,7: Rapidi; 38,9: Rapido castra). 122 n. Chr. gründete Hadrianus bei R. ein castrum (CIL VIII Suppl. 3, 20833). Im J. 167 errichteten die veterani et pagani consistentes aput R. (“Veteranen und Bauern bei R.”) die Mauer der an das castrum angrenzenden Stadt (CIL VIII Suppl. 3, 20834 f.). Nach Zerstörungen baute Diocletianus R., damals municipium , wiede…

Nigritae

(131 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] (Νιγρῖται). Im Anschluß an den Periplus des Ophelas (?) behauptet Strab. 17,3,3, daß die N. - zusammen mit den Pharusii - 30 Tagereisen von Lynx (Lix [1], h. Larache) entfernt wohnten. Strab. 2,5,33 weist ihnen - wie den Pharusii und Garamantes - die zw. den Gaetuli und Aithiopes liegenden Gebiete zu. Im Krieg bedienten sich N. und Pharusii - wie die Aithiopes - des Bogens, außerdem des Sichelwagens. Belegstellen: Strab. 17,3,7 (Νίγρητες); vgl. auch Mela 1,22; 3,104; Plin. nat. 5…

Aunobaris

(59 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Stadt in der Africa proconsularis, südsüdwestl. von Thugga, h. Kern el-Kebch, seit E. des 3.Jh. n.Chr. municipium (CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 15563). Inschr.: CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 15562-15568; Suppl. 4, 27395-27405; Inscr. latines d' Afrique 591f. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography AATun 050, Bl. 19, Nr. 160  C. Lepelley, Les cités de l'Afrique romaine 2, 1981, 76.

Mopth..

(86 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Stadt in der Mauretania Sitifensis, in der Nähe von Cuicul in Numidia (Tab. Peut. 2,4: Mopti Municipium), h. Mons. Ruinen: Capitolium mit Inschr. für Septimius Severus und seine Söhne [1. 49-58, Taf. III-V], Tempel des Saturnus [2. 252f.], Curia, Gräber. Inschr.: CIL VIII 2, 8655-8688; Suppl. 3, 20417-20428. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography 1 L. Galand, Mons, M. et Mopti, in: MEFRA 61, 1949, 35-91, Taf. I-VI 2 M. Leglay, Saturne africain. Monuments, Bd. 2, 1966. AAA, Bl. 16, Nr. 196  W. Kroll, s.v. Mopta, RE 16, 251.

Mascula

(88 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Stadt in Numidia, an der Straße zw. Thamugadi und Theveste inmitten des fruchtbaren Lands der Musulamii, h. Khenchela (Itin. Anton. 33,6). M. stand unter pun. Einfluß [1. 163-177]. In severischer Zeit (193-235 n.Chr.) war M. municipium: CIL VIII 1, 2248. Bischöfe sind seit dem J. 256 bezeugt: Cypr. sententiae episcoporum 79. Inschr.: CIL VIII 1, 2228-2274; 2, 10184-10188; Suppl. 2, 17668-17719; 3, 22281; 22282; AE 1989, 882. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography 1 M. Leglay, Saturne africain. Monuments 2, 1966. H. Dessau, s.v. M. (1), RE 14, 2064.

Avitta Bibba

(104 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] (Ἀουΐττα). Stadt in der Africa proconsularis, an der westöstl. Verbindungsstraße Agbia - Pupput gelegen, h. Henchir Bou Ftis. (Plin. nat. 5,30 oppidum Avittense; Ptol. 4,3,31; Tab. Peut. 5,4). Der pun. Einfluß zeigt sich in der sufetalen Verfassung der Stadt (CIL VIII 1, 797). Seit Hadrian (117-138 n.Chr.) war A. municipium (CIL VIII 1, 799; 800; 1177). Inschr.: CIL VIII 1, 796-813; 1177; Suppl. 1, 12265-12284; Suppl. 4, 23875; Inscr. latines de la Tunisie 670-675; AE 1989, 290 Nr. 893. Sufeten Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography AATun 050, Bl. 34, Nr. 51  C. Lepelley, …

Ruspina

(120 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Name des den Golf von Hammamet (Osttunesien) im Süden begrenzenden Vorgebirges und der in dessen Nähe gegr. phöniz. oder pun. Siedlung, h. Monastir (Bell. Afr. passim: R.; Strab. 17,3,12: Ῥουσπῖνον; Plin. nat. 5,25: R.; Sil. 3,260: R.; Ptol. 4,3,9: Ῥουσπίνα; Cass. Dio 42,58,4: Ῥούσπινα; Tab. Peut. 6,2: R.); bei [1. 380] Erklärung des Namens durch Rš-pn(t) = “Cap d'Angle”. R. schloß sich 46 v. Chr. als erste Stadt in Africa Caesar an (Bell. Afr. 6,7; 9,1). Seit Diocletianus gehörte R. zur Prov. Byzacena. Inschr.: CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 11135 f. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Biblio…

Lambiridi

(83 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Ortschaft in Numidia zw. Lambaesis und Lamasba, h. Kherbet Ouled Arif. Belege: Tab. Peut. 3,1 ( Lambiridi); Iulius Honorius, Cosmographia A 44 ( Lamuiridi oppidum); Concilia Carthaginiensia anno 411, 1,206,32 ( episcopus Lambiriditanus); Not. episcoporum Numidiae 19a ( Iamuiritanus). Im 3. Jh.n.Chr. war L. municipium. Einige Ruinen - unter ihnen ein Grab mit einem verschieden gedeuteten Mosaik [1. 464] - sind erh. Inschr.: CIL VIII 1, 4413-4435; Suppl. 2, 18564-18584. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography 1 M. Leglay, s.v. L., KlP 3. AAAlg, Bl. 27, Nr. 120.

Rusazus

(135 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Name des Cap Corbelin und des südl. davon gelegenen punischen Stützpunkts, h. Azeffoun (Algerien). Belege: R. colonia Augusti, Plin. nat. 5,20; Ῥουσαζοῦς, Ptol. 4,2,9; Rusazu municipium, Tab. Peut. 2,3; Rusazis municipium, Itin. Anton. 17,2; Ruseius mune, Geogr. Rav. 40,42. Nach [1. 379] erklärt sich der Name folgendermaßen: Rš-( h)z( z) = “Cap (du) Fort”. Inschr.: CIL VIII 2, 8985-8991. Für das J. 484 n. Chr. ist ein Bischof erwähnt ( Rusaditanus, Notitia episcoporum Mauretaniae Caesariensis 69). Reste von Dämmen, Tempeln, Thermen und von einer…

Machlyes

(116 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Libysche Nomaden, die nach Herodot (4,178; 180) westl. der Lotophagoi und östl. der Ausees (an der Kleinen Syrte?) und nach Plinius (nat. 5,28; 7,15) in der Nachbarschaft der Nasamones an der Großen Syrte wohnten. Plinius und dessen Gewährsmann Kalliphanes - beide sehen übrigens in den M. androgyni (d.h. Menschen beiderlei Geschlechts) - dürften irren. Quellen: Hdt. 4,178; 180 (Μάχλυες); Nikolaos von Damaskos FGrH 90 F 103q (Ἰαλχλευεῖς die Hss.-Trad. SMA; Μαχλυεῖς corr. J. Vossius); Plin. nat. 5,28 ( Machroae); 7,15 ( Machlyae); Ptol. 4,3,26 (Μάχρυες); Coripp…

Nababes

(73 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Berberischer Stamm in der Mauretania Caesariensis. Nach Plin. nat. 5,21 trennte der Fluß ( flumen) Usar (h. Oued Isser?) die gens der N. von der gens der Macurebi. In Tab. Peut. 2,2-4 sind die N. südl. des Mons Ferratus, des Gebirgszugs Djurdjura (Kabylei), lokalisiert. Sie gehörten wahrscheinlich zum Bund der Quinquegentiani. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography J. Desanges, Cat. des tribus africaines ..., 1962, 65f.  F. Windberg, s.v. Nabades, RE 16, 1449f.

Kidame

(125 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Afrika ( Cidamus bzw. Cydamus). Vorort der Phazanii im Schnittpunkt der Grenzen von Libyen, Tunesien und Algerien, h. Gadames. Nach Plin. nat. 5,35f. sind die Phazanii von den Garamantes zu trennen. Zw. den Gebieten dieser beiden Stämme lag der Mons Ater, h. Hamada el-Homra. K. wurde - wie Garama - 20 v.Chr. von L. Cornelius [I 7] Balbus, dem proconsul Africae, erobert. Eine vexillatio der legio III Augusta wurde in der Stadt stationiert [1]. Im Sahara-Handel spielte K. eine bed. Rolle. Unter Iustinianu…

Cercina

(166 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] (Κέρκιν(ν)α). Insel bzw. Doppel-Insel (Gharbi und Chergui) im Golf von Gabès, 20 km von Sfax entfernt, h. Kerkenna. Quellen: Hdt. 4,195 (Κύραυις); Ps.-Skyl. 110 (GGM 1, 87); Strab. 17,3,16; Mela 2,105; Plin. nat. 5,41; Ptol. 4,3,35; Agathemeros 21f. (GGM 2, 483); Itin. Anton. 518,3f.; Stadiasmus Maris Magni 112 (GGM 1, 468). Zum karthagischen Reich gehörig, verfügte C. über ausgezeichnete Häfen (Diod. 5,12,4). C. hat in den Quellen im Zusammenhang mit Dion (Plut. Dion 25,7f.), de…

Meninx

(136 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] (Μῆνιγξ). Insel (h. Djerba) und Stadt (h. al-Kantara) in der Prov. Africa Tripolitana (Afrika [3]). Eratosthenes (fr. p. 308 Berger, bei Plin. nat. 5,41) bezeichnet die Insel als ‘lotosfressende’ (λωτοφαγῖτις). Belegstellen: Ps.-Skyl. 110 (GGM 1,85-89); Pol. 1,39,2; 34,3,12; Strab. 3,4,3; Mela 2,105; Ptol. 4,3,35; 8,14,13; Stadiasmus Maris Magni 103; 104; 112; 124 (GGM 1,465f.; 468; 471). Im J. 253 v.Chr. geriet die röm. Flotte bei M. in Bedrängnis (Pol. 1,39,2). Im J. 217 v.Chr.…

Rusicade

(189 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Coloniae | Theater | Straßen Name eines Vorgebirges und des in dessen Nähe (in der späteren röm. Prov. Numidia) errichteten punischen Stützpunkts, h. Skikda in Algerien (Mela 1,33: Rusiccade; Plin. nat. 5,22: R.; Ptol. 4,3,3: Ῥουσικάδα; Tab. Peut. 3,3: R. colonia; Vibius Sequester, Geographia p. 151: Rusiccade; Iulius Honorius, Cosmographia A 44: Rusiccade oppidum; Geogr. Rav. 39,12: Russicade; 88,22: R.; Guido, Geographia 132,32: Rusicada). [1. 379] erklärt den Namen mit R( ) š-( h) kd = “Cap de la Cruche”. …

Leptis Minor

(265 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Theater (pun. Lpqj; [1]). Phoinik. Gründung an der tunes. Ostküste, h. Lamta ( Leptis, Sall. Iug. 19,1; Leptis, Mela 1,34, Plin. nat. 5,25; 76; Λέπτις μικρά, Ptol. 4,3,10; Λέπτις ἡ μικρά, Stadiasmus maris magni 113; Lepti minus civitas, Itin. Anton. 58,6; Lepteminus, Tab. Peut. 6,3; Leptis minus, Geogr. Rav. 37,45; Tempu minus, Geogr. Rav. 88,44; Lepti minus, Guido 132,72; Lepti minus, CIL III Suppl. 2, 13582). Im Libyschen Krieg (241-238 v.Chr.) verlor der Rebell Mathos ein Gefecht bei L.M. (Pol. 1,87,…

Lambaesis

(367 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Afrika | Afrika | Coloniae | Legio | Limes | Limes | Roma | Straßen Lager und Stadt in Numidia am Nordhang des Mons Aurasius (h. Aurès), h. Tazoult-Lambèse (zu Lam-Orten der näheren und weiteren Umgebung vgl. [1. 539]). Belege: Ptol. 4,3,29 (Λάμβαισα); Itin. Anton. 32,4; 33,2f.; 34,2; 40,6 ( Lambese); Tab. Peut. 3,2 ( Lambese); inschr. eher Lambaesis als Lambaese. L. lag in der Nähe des Ausgangspunkts des Wegs, der durch die Schlucht von Calceus Herculis (h. wahrscheinlich El-Kantara) in die Wüst…

Gilda

(64 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Stadt in der Mauretania Tingitana, nordwestl. von Volubilis, vielleicht mit Souk el-Arba von Sidi Slimane zu identifizieren. Belegstellen: Mela 3,107; Ptol. 4,1,13 (Σίλδα); Itin. Anton. 23,4; Steph. Byz. s.v. Γίλδα; Geogr. Rav. p. 43,3 (?). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography M. Euzennat, Les voies romaines du Maroc ..., in: M. Renard (Hrsg.), Hommages à A. Grenier II (Coll. Latomus 58), 1962, 599f.

Nepheris

(113 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] (Νέφερις). Stadt in der Africa Proconsularis, etwa 30 km südöstl. von Tynes auf dem abschüssigen Plateau des Henchir Bou Baker (Strab. 17,3,16; Liv. per. 51). Während des 3. Punischen Kriegs spielte N. eine wichtige Rolle ([1. 444-447, 451-454]; App. Lib. 102,479; 108,507; 111,523; 126,596f.; 126,602; Liv. per. 51). In röm. Zeit stand außerhalb des städtischen Bezirks ein Tempel des Saturnus Sobare(n)sis, vielleicht des Bl ṣbr (des “[Getreide] anhäufenden Saturnus”), des Frugifer [2. 313]. Inschr.: CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 12388-12411; 4, 24031-24041. Huß, Wern…

Rusaddir

(150 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Handel | Phönizier, Punier | Punische Kriege | Punische Kriege | Straßen (pun. Rš dr). Zunächst Name des “Großen Kaps” ( rš dr) Tres Forcas, dann der Stadt R., h. Melilla (Marokko, spanische Enklave). Belege: Mela 1,29: irrtümlich Rusigada; Rhysaddir: Plin. nat. 5,18; Ῥυσσάδειρον, Ptol. 4,1,7; Rusadder colonia: Itin. Anton. 11,3 f. Die ältesten Zeugnisse der pun. Siedlung (3. Jh. v. Chr.) sind in der Nekropole von Cerro de San Lorenzo gefunden worden. Aus R. stammt auch eine neupun. Inschr. [1]. Mz. mit der Legende R…

Bavares

(60 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Ein anscheinend zweigeteilter berberischer Stamm; die eine Gruppe siedelte im äußersten Westen, die andere im äußersten Osten der Mauretania Caesariensis. Quellen: Amm. 29,5,33; Liber generationis 1,197,67 Mommsen; Iulius Honorius, cosmographia A 47; provinciarum laterculus codicis Veronensis 14,4. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography G. Camps, s.v. B., EB, 1394-1399  J. Desanges, Catalogue des tribus africaines, 1962, 47 Anm. 2.

Niger

(214 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Plin. nat. 5,30 bezeichnet im Anschluß an eine Aussage Iubas [2] II. (FGrH 275 F 38) den Nigris als die Grenze zw. ‘Africa’ und ‘Aethiopia’. Doch ist dieser Nigris nicht mit dem N., sondern wahrscheinlich mit dem Oued Djedi zu identifizieren [1. 248]. Dennoch ist davon auszugehen, daß der große afrikan. Fluß N. den Libyern, Puniern und Griechen bekannt gewesen ist. So scheinen adlige Nasamones bis nach Timbuktu und somit an den N. gereist zu sein (Hdt. 2,32f.; [2. 7]). Und auch e…

Chullu

(126 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Coloniae | Phönizier, Punier (Κούλλου). Küstenstadt in der Prov. Numidia, h. Collo. (Quellen: Ptol. 4,3,3; Itin. Anton. 19,1; Tab. Peut. 3,2; Iulius Honorius, cosmographia 44,29; Geogr. Rav. 40,21; Guido 132,32). Von Solin. (26,1) wegen ihrer Purpurfärbereien erwähnt, war C. evtl. eine phöniz. oder pun. Gründung, jedenfalls stark pun. beeinflußt [1. 343-368]. Unter der Statthalterschaft des P. Sittius wurde sie colonia Minervia und bildete später eine der quattuor coloniae Cirtenses (Inschr.: CIL VIII 1,…

Quiza

(102 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Stadt der Mauretania Caesariensis, nordöstl. von Portus [5] Magnus am rechten Ufer des Oued Chelif (Plin. nat. 5,19: Q. Cenitana; Ptol. 4,2,3: Κούϊζα κολωνία; Itin. Anton. 13,9: Q. municipium), h. El-Benian. Für das J. 128 n. Chr. sind duumviri bezeugt (CIL VIII 2, 9697); außerdem ist ein disp( unctor) reip( ublicae) Q( uizensium) erwähnt (“Rechnungsprüfer der Stadt Q.”, CIL VIII 2, 9699). Inschr: CIL VIII 2, 9697-9703; Suppl. 3, 21514 f. Bedeutende Ruinen sind erh. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography AAAlg, Bl. 11, Nr. 2  P. Cadenat, Q. et Mina ..., in: Libyca 2…

Aulodes

(41 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Stadt in der Africa proconsularis, h. Sidi Reiss. Unter Septimius Severus wurde A. municipium. CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 14355. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography AATun 050, Bl. 19, Nr. 9  C. Lepelley, Les cités de l'Afrique romaine 2, 1981, 75f.

Agbia

(99 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Stadt der Africa proconsularis , h. Henchir Hedja nahe Dougga. Zur Überlieferung des Ortsnamens [1. 766]. A. war z.Z. des Antoninus [1] Pius pagus und civitas (CIL VIII 1, 1548), in der Zeit des Diocletianus (284-305 n. Chr.) municipium (CIL VIII 1, 1550; Suppl. 4, 27415). Aus röm. und byz. Zeit bedeutende Reste, zahlreiche Inschr. (CIL VIII 1, 1545-1570; Suppl. 1, 15549-15561; Suppl. 4, 27381-27390). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography 1 J. Schmidt, s. v. A., RE 1, 766. AATun 050, Bl. 33, Nr. 190  C. Lepelley, Les cités de l'Afrique romaine au Bas-Empire 2, 1981, 62 f.

Igilgili

(110 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Phönizier, Punier (pun. j glgl[ t]?, “Insel des Schädels”?). Phönik. oder pun. Gründung, in der späteren Mauretania Sitifensis - westl. von der Mündung des Ampsaga - gelegen, h. Djidjelli. Belegstellen: Plin. nat. 5,20; Ptol. 4,2,11; Itin. Anton. 39,7; 40,5; Tab. Peut. 3,1; Amm. 29,5,5; Notitia episcopatuum Mauretaniae Sitifensis 4a; Anon. Geographia 40 (GGM II 505); Geogr. Rav. 40,22; 88,20; Guido p. 132,29. Augustus (?) erhob I. zur colonia. Inschr.: CIL VIII 2, 8367-8373, 10330-10333; Suppl. 3, 20211-20213. Hu…

Rusguniae

(224 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Coloniae Name des die Bucht von Algier im NO abschließenden Cap Matifou und des in der Nähe des Caps gelegenen punischen Stützpunkts, h. Tametfoust. [1. 379] erklärt den Namen mit Rš-gnj = “Cap du Francolin”. Belege: Ruthisia (?), Mela 1,31; colonia Augusti R., Plin. nat. 5,20; Ῥουστόνιον, Ptol. 4,2,6; R. colonia, Itin. Anton. 16,1; Rusgume, Geogr. Rav. 40,43; Rugunie, Geogr. Rav. 88,13; Rusgimia, Guido, Geographia 132,22. R. wurde vor 27 n. Chr. colonia durch deductio der legio IX Gemella [2]. Inschr.: CIL VIII …

Agisymba

(101 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Landschaft im Innern Afrikas, wohl nördl. des Tschad-Sees. Nach Marinos von Tyros (Ptol. 1,8,5) brach Iulius Maternus mit dem König der Garamantes von Garama nach Süden auf und erreichte in 4 Monaten 14 Tagen (Ptol. 1,11,5) das äthiopische Land A., in dem es viele Nashörner gab (vgl. auch Ptol. 1,7,2; 8,2; 6 f.; 9,8; 10,1; 11,4; 12,2; 4,8,5; 7,5,2). Maternus scheint als Kaufmann zw. 83 und 92 n. Chr. gereist zu sein. Er war unseres Wissens der Römer, der am tiefsten ins Innere Afrikas vorgedrungen ist. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography J. Desanges, s. v. A., EB 2, 259-261.

Pentapolis

(47 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] (Πεντάπολις). Das Gebiet der “fünf Städte” der westl. Kyrenaia, also von Euhesperides/Berenike [8], Taucheira/Arsinoe, Barke (später von Ptolemaïs überflügelt), Kyrene und Apollonia/Sozusa. Bei Darnis (h. Derna) begann das Gebiet der östl. Kyrenaia. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography H. Kees, s.v. P. (3), RE 19, 509f.

Lamasba

(136 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Nicht unbedeutender numidischer Straßenknotenpunkt, etwa 50 km nordwestl. von Lambaesis gelegen, h. Henchir Merouana ( Lamasba, Itin. Anton. 35,2; 5; 6; Lamasbua, Tab. Peut. 2,5; Lamasba oppidum, Iulius Honorius, Cosmographia A 48). L. war wohl seit Caracalla (211-217) municipium (CIL VIII Suppl. 3, 22511; vgl. 22467). Bereits 256 war L. Bischofssitz (Cypr. sententiae episcoporum 75). Inschr.: CIL VIII Suppl. 3, 22427-22466. Der Text einer Inschr. der Zeit Elagabals (218-222 n.Chr.) regelt die Wasserverteilung der aqua Claudiana nach Tagen und Stunden …

Psylloi

(197 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
(Ψύλλοι, lat. Psylli). [English version] [1] Libyscher Stamm, der an der Großen Syrte siedelte Libyscher Stamm, der an der Großen Syrte siedelte (Hekat. FGrH 1 F 332). Östl. Nachbarn waren die Nasamones, südl. die Garamantes. Zu Anf. des 5. Jh. v. Chr. wurden die Ps. infolge einer Dürrekatastrophe zum Verlassen ihrer Wohnsitze gezwungen. Während der Suche nach neuen Wohnsitzen wurden sie im Kampf mit anderen Stämmen weithin aufgerieben. Ihr bisheriges Gebiet besetzten die Nasamones (Hdt. 4,173; Plin. nat. 7,1…

Pharusii

(81 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] (Φαρούσιοι). Ein nomadisches nordafrikan. Volk, das Strabon (2,5,33; 17,3,3; 7) stets zusammen mit den Nigritae nennt (vgl. Sall. Iug. 18: Persae; Mela 1,22; 3,103; Plin. nat. 5,43: Gymnetes Pharusi; 46: Pharusi, quondam Persae; 6,194: Perusii; Ptol. 4,6,17; Geogr. Rav. 43,10: Paurisi). Die Ph. scheinen teils westl., teils südöstl. des Hohen Atlas gewohnt zu haben. Mit ihren Karawanen gelangten sie gelegentlich bis nach Cirta (Strab. 17,3,7). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography J. Desanges, Cat. des tribus africaines ..., 1962, 230-232.

Bagai

(134 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Stadt in Numidia zw. Aurès-Gebirge im Süden und dem Salzsee Garaat al-Tarf im Norden, h. Ksar Baghai, urspr. evtl. einheimisches castellum. Für 162 n.Chr. ist ein Rat der decuriones bezeugt (CIL VIII 1, 2275). 256 Bischofssitz, in spätant. Zeit eines der bedeutendsten Zentren des Donatismus [1. 284, 304, 719-723]. Im J. 394 versammelten sich z.B. in B. 310 donatistische Bischöfe (Aug. epist. Parmeniani 3,4,21; c. Cresconium grammaticum 3f.). In den folgenden Auseinandersetzungen wurde B. zerstört, die Byzan…

Saldae

(158 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Coloniae | Handel | Punische Kriege | Punische Kriege Stadt und Hafen der Mauretania Caesariensis, später der Sitifensis, nahe der Mündung des Oued Soummam, h. Bejaïa in Algerien (Ps.-Skyl. 111: Σίδα πόλις (?); Ptol. 4,2,9: Σάλδαι κολωνία; Itin. Anton. 5,2: Saldis; 17,3: Saldis colonia; 31,6: Saldas; 32,3: Saldis; 39,2: Saldis; 39,6: Saldis colonia; 39,7: Saldis; Notitia episcoporum Mauretaniae Sitifensis 41: S.). S. lag an der Grenze zw. dem Reich des Iuba [2] und der röm. Prov. (Strab. 17,3,12).…

Aradi

(87 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Stadt der Africa proconsularis, h. Bou Arada westl. von El-Fahs, bedeutende Ruinen (Inschr. CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 12444; 12445; Suppl. 4, 23861-23869 [1. 677- 679]; BCTH 1930-1931, 126-128), darunter ein Grenzstein der fossa regia (Bulletin Archéologique du Comité des Travaux Historiques 1934/1935, 391). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography 1 A. Merlin, Inscr. lat. de la Tunisie, 1944. AATun 050, Bl. 34, Nr. 99  H. Dessau, s. v. Aradus Nr. 4, RE 2, 372  C. Lepelley, Les cités de l'Afrique romaine au Bas-Empire 2, 1981, 71 f.

Kyrenaia

(591 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] (Κυρηναία, lat. Cyrenae). Nordostafrikan. Küstengebiet der Kyrenaia (h. Cyrenaika), mit westl. Grenze bei Arae [2] Philaenorum/Φιλαίνων Βωμοί (h. Ras el-Aáli) [1. 73f., 469] und östl. Grenze bei Katabathmos megas (h. Solum); vgl. Strab. 17,3,22 [2. 509f.]. Das Gebiet war nach der theraiischen apoikía Kyrene benannt. Kyrene bildete zusammen mit Barke (h. Barka), das später von Ptolemaïs (h. Tolemaide) überflügelt wurde, ferner mit Euhesperides, später Berenike (h. Benghazi), Taucheira, später Arsinoe …

Gir

(63 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Fluß, der im Hohen Atlas entspringt, vermutlich der Oued Guir. Zu ihm drang 42 n.Chr. C. Suetonius Paullinus vor. Belegstellen: Plin. nat. 5,15 ( Ger); Ptol. 4,6,13; 16; 31 (Γείρ); Geogr. Rav. p. 2,69; 3,14; 36,28; 37,11 ( Ger); Claud. carm. 21,252 ( Gir); Anon. Geographia Compendiaria 31 (GGM II 502; Γίρ). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography H. Dessau, s.v. G., RE 7, 1366.

Ausum

(85 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] Castrum des numidischen Limes, 75 km west-südwestl. von Biskra gelegen, h. wohl Sadouri. Das Lager schützte das Gebiet südl. des Chott el-Hodna. In A. traf die von Lambaesis kommende Straße auf die von Auzia über Doucen nach Gemellae führende Straße. Ehreninschr. für Gordianus (247 n.Chr. [1. 31-33]); evtl. bestand A. aber schon früher. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography 1 J. Carcopino, Le Limes de Numidie et sa garde syrienne, in: Syria 6, 1925 2 AAAlg, Bl. 48, Nr. 1 3 J. Baradez, Fossatum Africae, 1949, 367, s.v. Sadouri.

Abthugni

(84 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[English version] (pun. p[t]bgn?). Stadt in der Africa Byzacena, h. Henchir es-Souar; zur Überlieferung des Ortsnamens [1]. In der Nähe von A. verlief die fossa regia (CIL VIII Suppl. 4, 23084). Unter Hadrianus wurde A. municipium (CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 11206; Suppl. 4, 23085). Weitere Inschr.: AE 1991, 461 f., Nr. 1641-1644. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography 1 J. Schmidt, s. v. Aptugni, RE 2, 288. AATun 050, Bl. 42, Nr. 52  C. Lepelley, Les cités de l'Afrique romaine au Bas-Empire, 2, 1981, 265-277.

Iomnium

(144 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Gr. Ἰόμνιον; Iómnion or Ἰόμνυον; Iómnyon). I. probably originated as a Phoenician or Punic trading post (as indicated by the letter I at the beginning of the name: ʾj = Punic ‘island’), located in  Mauretania Caesariensis, near the modern Tigzirt (Algeria). Ptol. 4,2,8; It. Ant. 17,1; Tab. Peut. 2,2. Inscriptions: CIL VIII 2, 8995-9001; Suppl. 3, 20710-20728; AE 1994, 1898 f.; Rev. Africaine 58, 1914, 342-353. It became a municipium under Septimius [II 7] Severus. The Punic tradition continued to remain vibrant for a long time. In the Roman peri…

Leptis Minor

(290 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre (Punic Lpqj; [1]). Founded by the Phoenicians on the east coast of Tunisia, the modern Lamta ( Leptis, Sall. Iug. 19,1; Leptis, Mela 1,34, Plin. HN 5,25; 76; Λέπτις μικρά, Ptol. 4,3,10; Λέπτις ἡ μικρά, Stadiasmus maris magni 113; Lepti minus civitas, Itin. Anton. 58,6; Lepteminus, Tab. Peut. 6,3; Leptis minus, Geogr. Rav. 37,45; Tempu minus, Geogr. Rav. 88,44; Lepti minus, Guido 132,72; Lepti minus, CIL III Suppl. 2, 13582). In the Libyan War (241-238 BC) the rebel Mathus lost a battle at Leptis Minor (LM…

Gunugu

(113 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Coloniae | Phoenicians, Poeni (New Punic Gngn). Punic or Punic-influenced trading post west of Caesarea, modern Sidi Brahim near Gouraya. Under Augustus G. rose to become a colonia whose citizens were allocated to the tribus Quirina. Evidence: Plin. HN 5,20; Ptol. 4,2,5 (Κανουκκίς); It. Ant. 15,1 ( Gunugus); Geogr. Rav. p. 40,45 ( Gunubus); 88,10 ( Gunagus); 132,19 ( Cunagus). In the Notitia episcopatuum Mauretaniae Caesariensis (111a) an episcopus Gunugitanus is mentioned for the year 484. Inscriptions: Réperto…

Tigava

(130 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] [1] City in Mauretania Caesariensis City in Mauretania Caesariensis (Africa [3]; Ptol. 4,2,26; Amm. 29,5,20?) on the right bank of the Oued Chéliff, modern El Kherba. Initially a civitas (Plin. HN 5,21), then a municipium (It. Ant. 38,1). Inscriptions: CIL VIII 2, 9648; 10946 f.; Suppl. 3, 21497 f.; 22569 f.; 22579; AE 1955, 149. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography F. Windberg, s. v. T. (2), RE 6 A, 942 f. [German version] [2] Fort in Mauretania Caesariensis This item can be found on the following maps: Christianity Fort in Mauretania Caesariensis (Africa …

Pentapolis

(49 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Πεντάπολις; Pentápolis). The region of the 'five cities' of western Cyrenaica, i.e. of Euhesperides/Berenice [8], Tauchira/Arsinoe, Barke (later outstripped by Ptolemaïs), Cyrene and Apollonia/Sozusa. With Darnis (modern Derna) the region of eastern Cyrenaica began. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography H. Kees, s.v. P. (3), RE 19, 509f.

Tubusuctu (Thubuscum)

(190 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] City in Mauretania Sitifensis (Plin. HN 5,21; Ptol. 4,2,31; 8,13,12; Amm.  Marc. 29,5,11), about 30 km to the southwest of Saldae in the Oued Soummam valley, modern Tiklat. Although founded as a colonia by the later Augustus for veterans of the legio VII, T. adopted the (neo-)Punic traditions of the surrounding area. In the late Roman period the centre of a military district (Not. Dign. Occ. 25,27; [1. 52]). In T.'s territory there was significant olive cultivation. Inscriptions: CIL VIII 2, 8834-8921; Suppl. 3, 20648-20…

Rusguniae

(223 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Coloniae Name of Cap Matifou, which encloses the Bay of Algiers in the northeast, and the Punic base near the cape, modern Tamentfoust. [1. 379] explains the name with Rš-gnj = 'Cap du Francolin'. Evidence: Ruthisia (?), Mela 1,31; colonia Augusti R., Plin. HN 5,20; Ῥουστόνιον/ Rhoustónion, Ptol. 4,2,6; R. colonia, It. Ant. 16,1; Rusgume, Geogr. Rav. 40,43; Rugunie, Geogr. Rav. 88,13; Rusgimia, Guido, Geographia 132,22. R. became a colonia through deductio of legio IX Gemella before AD 27 [2]. Inscriptions: CIL VIII…

Chullu

(137 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Coloniae | Phoenicians, Poeni (Κούλλου; Koúllou). Coastal town in the province of Numidia, modern Collo. (Sources: Ptol. 4,3,3; It. Ant. 19,1; Tab. Peut. 3,2; Iulius Honorius, Cosmographia 44,29; Geogr. Rav. 40,21; Guido 132,32). Mentioned by Solin. (26,1) because of its purple dye works, C. was possibly a Phoenician or Punic foundation, and in any case, under strong Punic influence [1. 343-368]. Under the governorship of P. Sittius it became a colonia Minervia, and later constituted one of the quattuor coloniae Cirtens…

Vaga

(160 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Coloniae City in Africa proconsularis (Africa [3]; cf. Str. 17,3,12; Plin. HN 5,29) 35 km to the north of Thugga, modern Béja, with a number of ancient remains (city wall, basilica). In the second of the Punic Wars. V. apparently supplied troops for the Carthaginian contingent (Sil. Pun. 3,259). No later than after the third Punic War, V. fell to Massinissa. During the War of Iugurtha, V. was conquered by Caecilius [I 30] Metellus (Sall. Iug. 29,4; 47,1; 66-69). It was probably Septimius [II 7] Severus, who elevated V. to a coloni…

Nias

(60 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Νίας/ Nías). River in western Africa, probably in Senegal (Ptol. 4,6,7). The N. is probably correctly identified with the Chretes of Hanno (Χρέτης/ Chrétēs, Hanno, Periplus 9, GGM 1,8), the Chremetes of Aristotle (Χρεμέτης/ Chremétēs, Aristot. Mete. 1,13 p. 350b) and the Bambotus (Plin. HN 5,10) [1. 776, 8147]. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography 1 Huß. F. Windberg, s.v. Nias, RE 17, 165-167.

Furnus

(101 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] [1] Maius City in Africa proconsularis, southwest of Thuburbo Maius, modern Aïn Fourna. Municipium since an indefinite period (CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 12039). Epigraphical evidence: CIL VIII 1, 752f.; Suppl. 1, 12030; 12039; Suppl. 4, 23798-23811; ILTun 617-620. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography AATun 100, sheet 25, no. 187. [German version] [2] Minus City in Africa proconsularis, southwest of Carthage, modern Henchir Msaadine. Municipium since Caracalla (AD 211-217) (CIL VIII Suppl. 4, 25808b). Epigraphical evidence: CIL VIII 2, 10609f.; Suppl.…

Xilia

(38 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Ξιλία; Xilía). City in northern Africa (πόλις Λιβύης, 'city in Libya'), not located. Mentioned in Alexander [23] Polyhistor FGrH 273 F 44 (1st cent. BC). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography H. Treidler, s. v. X., RE 9 A, 2129.

Muthul

(30 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] A river in Numidia, right-hand tributary of the river Bagradas, probably the Oued Mellègue. Sall. Iug. 48,3-50,2. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography R. Oehler, s.v. Muthul, RE 16, 937f.

Agbia

(99 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] Town within   Africa proconsularis , modern Henchir Hedja near Dougga. For the tradition of the place name: [1. 766]. At the time of  Antoninus [1] Pius A. was a   pagus and   civitas (CIL VIII 1, 1548), at the time of  Diocletian (AD 284-305) a   municipium (CIL VIII 1, 1550; Suppl. 4, 27415). Significant Roman and Byzantine remains, numerous inscriptions (CIL VIII 1, 1545-1570; Suppl. 1, 15549-15561; Suppl. 4, 27381-27390). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography 1 J. Schmidt, s. v. A., RE 1, 766. AATun 050, sheet 33, no. 190 C. Lepelley, Les cités de l'Afrique romaine a…

Tingis

(213 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Africa | Wine | | Coloniae | Africa | Commerce | Limes | Phoenicians, Poeni | Punic Wars | Punic Wars | Rome | Rome (Punic Tng). Berber city with a convenient natural harbour (Str. 3,1,8; Mela 1,26; Plin. HN 5,2; Plut. Sertorius 9,5; Ptol. 4,1,5; Cass. Dio 48,45,2; 60,9,5), capital from AD 40 of Mauretania Tingitana, modern Tangiers (in Morocco). The ancient city has been entirely overbuilt by modern buildings. From no later than the 8th cent. BC, Phoenician traders (Ph…

Tipasa

(316 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
(Τίπασα/ Típasa). [German version] [1] City in Mauretania Caesariensis This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre | Coloniae | Colonization | Phoenicians, Poeni City in Mauretania Caesariensis (Plin. HN 5,20; Ptol. 4,2,5; Amm. Marc. 29,5,17), about 30 km to the east of Caesarea [1], modern T. or, in Arabic, Tefased, with substantial ancient remains (two thermae, a theatre, two temples, a nymphaeum, two basilicae, etc.). Possibly a Phoenician, in any case a Punic trade port (evidence from the 6th cent. BC onwards; possibly a cult of Baal Ham…

Numluli

(121 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] City in Africa Proconsularis, north-west of Thubursicum Bure on the fertile plateau of the ‘great fields’, modern Henchir el-Matria. Under M. Aurelius (AD 161-180) or slightly later N. was a municipium (CIL VIII Suppl. 4, 26129). A bishop Aurelius plebis Numnulitanae ( sic!) was attested for 411 (Acta concilii Carthaginiensis anno 411 habiti 1,126). Some impressive ruins have been preserved, including a capitolium from the period of M. Aurelius, baths, wells, churches and parts of a late Roman wall. Further inscriptions: CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 1…

Nababes

(81 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] Berber tribe in Mauretania Caesariensis. According to Plin HN 5,21, the river ( flumen) Usar (modern Oued Isser?) separated the gens of the N. from the gens of the Macurebi. In Tab. Peut. 2,2-4, the N. are placed to the south of the Mons Ferratus, the Djurdjura mountain range (Kabylei). They probably belonged to the confederacy of the Quinquegentiani. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography J. Desanges, Catalogue des tribus africaines ..., 1962, 65f.  F. Windberg, s.v. Nabades, RE 16, 1449f.

Garama

(92 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Africa | | Africa | Limes Main town of the  Garamantes, northeast of Mursuk (Fezzan), modern Djerma. References: Plin. HN 5,36; Ptol. 1,8,5; 10,2; 4,6,30; 8,16,7; Solin. 29,5. L. Cornelius Balbus, procos. Africae, led an expedition in 20 BC that certainly reached Garama. Subsequently, there was a close but sometimes stormy relationship between Garama and Rome. Many archaeological finds attest to this close relationship. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography Ch. M. Daniels, Garamantian Excavations..., in: Libya Anti…

Carpis

(74 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Κάρπις; Kárpis). Punic settlement on the western base of the Bon peninsula (probably near Mraïssa). Sources: Plin. HN 5,24; Ptol. 4,3,7; Geogr. Rav. 37,49; 88,39; Guido 132,60). C. rose to become a colonia in around AD 1 (CIL VIII Suppl. 4, 25417). Inscriptions: CIL VIII 1, 993-998; Suppl. 1, 12454f.; Suppl. 4, 24106f. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography C. Lepelley, Les cités de l'Afrique romaine 2, 1981, 281f. P. Trousset, s.v. C., EB, 1779f.

Numidae, Numidia

(1,053 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] In the narrower sense, the region that stretches west of the Carthaginian territory between the Tusca and Ampsaga rivers, today part of eastern Algeria. The Greeks interpreted the name of the Libyan people of N. living in this area in the sense of nomádes (νομάδες, ‘people who roam’) and so called this region Nomadía (Νομαδία; [1; 2. 95f.]; Pol. 36,16,7). However, most of the N. had already been settled for a long time. The plateau of N. is bordered in the north by the foothills of the Tell Atlas and in the south by the Sahara Atlas…

Zita

(71 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] City in Africa Tripolitana on the Zarris peninsula, modern Ziane (Ptol. 4,3,12: Ζεῖθα ἄκρα/ Zeîtha ákra; It. Ant. 60,2: Ponte Zita; Tab. Peut. 6,5: Ziza; Geogr. Rav. 37,41: Z.; CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 11002-11016; 4, 22690 = [1. 12]). The name of the city is sometimes derived from the Phoenician word zt ('olive'). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography 1 A. Merlin et al. (eds.), Inscriptions latines d'Afrique, 1923. M. Leglay, s. v. Z., RE 10 A, 460 f.

Sitifis

(241 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre | Africa | | Coloniae | Africa | Rome City in Mauretania Caesariensis, modern Sétif in Algeria (Σίτιφα/ Sítipha, Ptol. 4,2,34; Sitifi, It. Ant. 24,7), from the time of Nerva colonia Nerviana Augusta Martialis veteranorum Sitifensium (cf. CIL VIII 2, 8473 et passim). Before AD 288 S. was a centre of the newly created province of Mauretania Sitifensis. A population of a Punic character also lived in S.. In AD 372 S. was the headquarters of the imperial troops in the campaig…

Barbaria

(144 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Βαρβαρία; Barbaría). Somalian north coast, according to Peripl. M. Erythraei 3; 7 (GGM 1, 261; 263). There were no ports, but good landing places, like Aualites, Malao, Mundu, Mosylon and Aromata. Also cf. Cosmas Indikopleustes (2,26; 29; 45; 48; 49; 50; 64) for the location. The name B. appears to have been preserved in the name of the city Berbera, the old emporium Malao (Ptol. 4,7,10). Behind Opone, today Ras Hafun, the coastal area called Azania started, which ended at  Rhapto…

Pharusii

(90 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Φαρούσιοι; Pharoúsioi). A nomadic North African people whom Strabo (2,5,33; 17,3,3; 7) always mentions together with the Nigritae (cf. Sall. Iug. 18: Persae; Mela 1,22; 3,103; Plin. HN 5,43: Gymnetes Pharusi; 46: Pharusi, quondam Persae; 6,194: Perusii; Ptol. 4,6,17; Geogr. Rav. 43,10: Paurisi). The P. appear to have partly lived to the west and partly to the south-east of the High Atlas. With their caravans they occasionally reached as far as Cirta (Str. 17,3,7). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography J. Desanges, Cat. des tribus africaines ..., 1962, 230-232.

Gilda

(61 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] Town in Mauretania Tingitana, north-west of Volubilis, perhaps identifiable with Souk el-Arba of Sidi Slimane. Evidence: Mela 3,107; Ptol. 4,1,13 (Σίλδα; Sílda); It. Ant. 23,4; Steph. Byz. s.v. Γίλδα; Geogr. Rav. p. 43,3 (?). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography M. Euzennat, Les voies romaines du Maroc ..., in: M. Renard (ed.), Hommages à A. Grenier II (Coll. Latomus 58), 1962, 599f.

Althiburus

(209 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre (Punic 'ltbrš). Native city of Africa proconsularis (other forms of the name [5. 1697]), 37 km south-southeast of El-Kef, today Henchir Medeina. A. had strong Punic elements [4. 295-297; 2. 19-24; 3; 6. 60; 1. 17 f., pl. IV 2]. This could be due partially to the location of A. on the  Carthage   to Theveste road. Cult of  Baal Hamon (without that of  Tinnit), the sacrifice of molk and a tofet. Three   sufetes led the administration. Under Hadrian, A. became municipium (CIL VIII Suppl. 4. 27769, 27775, 27781), un…

Diana Veteranorum

(118 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] Town in Numidia, north-northwest of Lambaesis, mod. Aïn Zana. Documentary evidence: It. Ant. 34,3 ( Diana); 35,4 ( Diana Veteranorum); Tab. Peut. 3,1 ( ad Dianam). The town, which was probably only founded in Roman times, started out as a very simple settlement with a community council (CIL VIII 1, 4587, AD 141) and was only elevated to a municipium in AD 162 (CIL VIII 1, 4589; 4599). From the mid 3rd cent., a bishop resided in Diana Veteranorum (Cypr. epist. 34,1). Inscriptions: CIL VIII 1, 4575-4625; Suppl. 2, 18646-18653; AE 1956, 40-42 no. 124; [1]. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) B…

Masices

(191 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Μάσικες; Másikes, Μάζικες; Mázikes). Name of several North African peoples (Anon. Cosmographia 1,39 = GLM 88). It corresponds roughly to the modern term ‘Berber’. The M. have been localized in Mauretania Tingitana (south of the territory of the Metagonitae: Ptol. 4,1,10), in Mauretania Caesariensis (CIL VIII 1, 2786; 2, 9613; Ptol. 4,2,19; Provinciarum omnium laterculus Veronensis 14,3 = GLM 129; Amm. Marc. 29,5,17; 21; 25f.; 51; Iulius Honorius, Cosmographia A 48) and south of the province of Africa (Liber generationis, Chron. min. 1,107,197: between Afri qui e…

Thapsa

(51 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Θάψα). North African harbour town (Ps.-Scyl. 111; the place name is Punic), probably identical to Rusicade. In the 4th cent. BC, a distinction may possibly have been made between Cape Rusicade and the settlement Th. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography AAAlg, Bl. 8, Nr. 196  H. Treidler, s. v. Th., RE 5 A, 1271 f.

Saldae

(163 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Coloniae | Commerce | Punic Wars | Punic Wars City and harbour of Mauretania Caesariensis, later of Sitifensis, near the mouth of the Oued Soummam, present-day Bejaïa in Algeria (Ps.-Scyl. 111: Σίδα πόλις/ Sída pólis (?); Ptol. 4,2,9: Σάλδαι κολωνία/ Sáldai kolōnía; It. Ant. 5,2: Saldis; 17,3: Saldis colonia; 31,6: Saldas; 32,3: Saldis; 39,2: Saldis; 39,6: Saldis colonia; 39,7: Saldis; Notitia episcoporum Mauretaniae Sitifensis 41: Saldae). S. was on the boundary between the kingdom of Juba [2] and the Roman…

Massylii

(251 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Μασσύλιοι/ Massýlioi, etc.). An Eastern Numidian tribe, from the east of Cape Bougaroun. References: Hesianax FGrH 763 F 1; Pol. 3,33,15; Strab. 17,3,9; Plin. HN 5,30; Sil. 16,170-172 (who confuses the M. with the Masaesyli); App. Lib. 10,37; 27,110; 46,195. In the second century BC, the territory of the M. sometimes reached from the Mulucha river as far as the Gulf of Sidra (except for the province of Africa). Apart from the ‘suffete’ Zilalsan (Numidian Zllsn), the Massylian kings included Gaia (Numidian Gjj), his son Massinissa (Punic Msnsn), his sons Micipsa (Punic M…

Bulla Regia

(278 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Punic Bbl?). Town in Africa proconsularis in the valley of the Bagradas, today Hammam Daradji, originally a Libyan settlement, came into Carthaginian possession and towards the end of the 150s BC had to be surrendered to  Massinissa, who probably made the regia into a royal capital (App. Lib. 309). In 46 BC it was integrated into the province of Africa nova, in the 1st cent. BC/AD it became an oppidum liberum (Plin. HN 5,22), probably in the time of Vespasian a municipium (Inscr. latines d'Afrique 458; AE 1964, 67 no. 177) and in Hadrian's time a colonia (CIL VIII Suppl. 4…

Sicca Veneria

(340 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Coloniae Indigenous city of Africa proconsularis on the road from Carthage to Cirta (Plin. HN 5,22; Ptol. 4,3,30; 8,14,9;  It. Ant. 45,1; Tab. Peut. 4,5; Solin. 27,8), modern El-Kef in Tunisia. In 241 BC, SV had to take in the Carthaginian mercenaries who had returned from Sicily (Pol. 1,66 f.; [1. 253 f., 471]). On the basis of the peace treaty of 201 (Punic Wars), SV may have become Numidian. In the war with Iugurtha (111-105 BC), SV was the t…

Volubilis

(585 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Africa | | Coloniae | Africa | Limes City in Mauretania Tingitana in a strategically favourable location 20 km to the north of Meknès (in Morocco); modern Walı̄la. V. was originally probably a Berber settlement, but as an inland city was Punicised relatively early. From the 4th/3rd cents. BC onwards, V. was one of the residences of the Moorish rulers. From no later than the 3rd cent. BC, V. was under the administration of sufetes. Neo-Punic inscription…

Mulucha

(107 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] River in Mauretania, rising in the High Atlas and flowing into the Mediterranean to the east of the western Cape Metagonion [1], modern Moulouya. Initially it divided Mauretania and Numidia (Numidae), from 46 BC the Western Mauretanian kingdom of Bogudes [2] II and the Eastern Mauretanian kingdom of Bocchus [2] II, from AD 42 Mauretania Tingitana and Mauretania Caesariensis and from the time of Diocletian (Diocletianus, with map) the dioceses of Hispaniae and Africa. Plin. HN 5,19…

Tisidium

(85 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] City in Africa Proconsularis (Africa [3]; Tab. Peut. 5,4; the oppidum Thisiduense in CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 13188?), modern Krich el-Oued (in Tunisia). In the Jugurthine War (Iugurtha) Q. Caecilius [I 30] Metellus set out from T.   to punish the city of Vaga for its treachery (Sall. Iug. 62,8; 68,2 f.). In the 2nd cent AD a municipium . Inscriptions: CIL VIII 1, 1267-1271; Suppl. 1, 14763-14765. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography AATun 050, sheet. 27, No. 28  F. Windberg, s.v. T. (1), RE 6 A, 1478 f.

Siga

(151 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Punic Wars | Punic Wars (neo-Punic Šjgn). City and river port of Mauretania Caesariensis on the Oued Tafna, 4 km to the south of Portus Sigensis, modern Takembrit in Algeria (Ps.-Scylax 111; Pol. 12,1,3; Liv. 28,17,15 f.; Str.  17,3,9; Mela 1,29; Plin. HN 5,19; Ptol. 4,2,2;  It. Ant. 12,8; Steph. Byz. s. v. Σίγαθα/ Sígatha). At first a Punic trading post, later the royal city of Syphax, king of the Masaesyli. In the city (only partially excavated) the cult of Saturnus appears to have supplante…

Nicives

(137 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Νίσιβες/ Nísibes). According to Plin. HN 5,29f., the N. were a people in Africa Proconsularis. A boundary stone from the time of Vespasian [1. 289f.] locates them in the ager publicus of Cirta. According to Ptol. 4,3,24 the N. lived in the south of Numidia (Numidae) near the Nattabutae and Miaedioe. Later they were to be found in the region of N'Gaous (Nicivibus), 80 km south of Sétif. For the year AD 411 an episcopus Niciuensis is attested (acta concilii Carthaginiensis anno 411 habiti 1,201). Inscriptions: AE 1969-1970, 696. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography 1 J. La…

Mimaces

(87 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Μίμακες; Mímakes). Libyan nomads living near the Machyni, Machryes and Gephes (between the Tunisian Dorsale and the Chott el-Jerid) (Ptol. 4,3,26 and Steph. Byz. s.v. M. = Philistus of Syracuse). According to Ptol. 4,6,20f., M. also lived in the Libyan interior, not far from the Thála óros (Θάλα ὄρος; the modern Tahela Ohat in the Ahaggar mountains?) and near the Noubai (Νοῦβαι). Libyes, Libye Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography J. Desanges, Catalogue des tribus africaines..., 1962, 115, 224 H. Treidler, s.v. Mimakes, RE 15, 1711f.

Gemellae

(104 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Africa | Limes Camp and city in Numidia, situated 25 km south-west of Biskra, modern El-Kasbat. G. was part of the fortification system of the fossatum. A detachment of the legio III Augusta and the ala I Pannoniorum were here at various times. In the 4th cent. the praepositus limitis Gemellensis had its quarters in G. Evidence: Tab. Peut. 5,1; Not. Dign. Occ. 25,24. Inscriptions: CIL VIII 1, 2482; Suppl. 2, 17976-17985; AE 1969-1970, 222 no. 741(?); 1989, 287 no. 883.  Limes Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography J. Baradez, G., …

Thamugadi

(211 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre | Africa | | Coloniae | Limes City in the province of Numidia (Numidae), about 20 km to the east of Lambaesis (It. Ant. 34,1; 35,2; 40,7; Tab. Peut. 3,4), modern Timgad in Algeria. Founded in AD 100 by Munatius [II 4] Gallus as Colonia Marciana Traiana T. (CIL VIII Suppl. 2, 17842f.), probably the last pre-titular colonia [E] in Africa [3]. As the considerable remains show, the city swiftly flourished. Numidae influenced by the Poeni may have taken the cults of Caelestis, Saturn, …

Thuburbo

(292 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] [1] T. Maius This item can be found on the following maps: Coloniae City in Africa proconsularis (Africa [3]; Plin. HN 5,29; Ptol. 4,3,35; It. Ant. 48,9; Tab. Peut. 5,4), 65 km to the southwest of Carthage in the fertile valley of the Oued Miliane, modern Henchir Kasbat. The original Berber town was considerably Punicized [1. 300-302]; inscriptions [2. 885; 3; 4] and several buildings from the Roman period used by Punic cults are evidence of this process. From the time of Hadrianus a municipium [5. 244, 278], from the time of Commodus a colonia (CIL VIII 1, 848; [5. 26…

Mapalia

(123 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] At the latest since Sall. Iug. 18,8 and Verg. G. 3,340, mapalia was the common expression, for the Romans as well, for the straw huts of the Numidians. Some North African areas were also called mapalia: 1) an imperial domain between Hippo [6] Regius and Calama (Aug. Epist. 66); 2) a domain that was probably also imperial in the Bagradas Valley (CIL VIII Suppl. 4, 25902; 3) a dioecesis Mappaliensis as a district within a Numidian diocese (PL 67,198). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography H. Dessau, s.v. M., RE 14, 1403 M. M. Magalhães, C. A. Sertá, M., Lo spazio urbano e il nom…

Kaputtasaccura

(76 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] City in Mauretania Caesariensis, in the vicinity of the limes, c. 30 km east of Altava, modern Chanzy. In the Severan period, a castrum was built in K. for the eq(uites) alae I Aug(ustae) Parthor(um) (CIL VIII 2, 9827f.). Additional inscriptions: CIL VIII 2, 9826; 9829f.; Suppl. 3, 21716-21718; cf. 22616-22618; Libyca 3, 1955, 186. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography AAAlg, sheet 32, no. 59 X. Loriot, Faltonius Restitutianus, in: AntAfr 6, 1972, 145f.

Gens Bacchuiana

(60 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] Settlement in Africa proconsularis, in the valley of Oued Siliana near Tichilla and  Thubursicum Bure, modern Bou Djelida. Chief place of the gens Bacchuiana, under Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161), its administration lay in the hands of undecimprimi. Inscriptions: CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 12331-12340a; Suppl. 4, 23922-23930. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography AATun 050, sheet 34, no. 74.

Cercina

(186 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Κέρκιν(ν)α; Kérkin(n)a). Island, or rather twin islands (Gharbi and Chergui), in the Gulf of Gabès, 20 km from Sfax, modern Kerkenna. Sources: Hdt. 4,195 (Κύραυις); Ps.-Scyl. 110 (GGM 1, 87); Str. 17,3,16; Mela 2,105; Plin. HN 5,41; Ptol. 4,3,35; Agathemerus 21f. (GGM 2, 483); It. Ant. 518,3f.; Stadiasmus Maris Magni 112 (GGM 1, 468). C. was part of the Carthaginian empire and boasted excellent harbours (Diod. Sic. 5,12,4). In historical sources, C. is mentioned in the context of …

Psylli

(213 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
(Ψύλλοι/ Psýlloi, Lat. Psylli). [German version] [1] Libyan people, settled on the Great Syrte Libyan tribe, settled on the Great Syrte (Hecat. FGrH 1 F 332). Their neighbours to the east were the Nasamones; to the south, the Garamantes. At the beginning of the 5th cent. BC the P. were forced to abandon their homes as the result of a catastrophic drought. During their search for a new homeland they were continually worn down by battles with other tribes. Their former territory was occupied by the Nasamones (H…

Utica

(582 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Caesar | Coloniae | Colonization | Phoenicians, Poeni | Punic Wars (Ἰτύκη/ Itýkē). Town in Africa proconsularis (Africa [3]) at the mouth of the Bagradas, 33 km north-west of Carthage, the modern Henchir Bou Chateur, with important archaeological remains (including mosaics in private dwellings); the oldest Phoenician colony on African soil (Ps.-Aristot. Mir. 134, = 844 a; Vell. Pat. 1,2,3; Mela 1,3,4; Plin. HN 5,76; 16,216; Sil. Pun. 3,241 f.; Just. Epit. 18,4,2; Steph. Byz. s. v. Ἰτύκη/ Itýkē; [1. 35]). The Phoenici…

Aggar

(167 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
There were two towns in   Africa Byzacena of that name. [German version] [1] Town near Ksour es-Saf The first is mentioned in Bell. Afr. 67,1; 76,2; 79,1 (Plin. HN 5,30: oppidum liberum), its location to be found most likely near Ksour es-Saf close to the modern Maklouba. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) [German version] [2] Modern Henchir Sidi Amara The second town, the modern Henchir Sidi Amara, was located in the plains of Kairouan, near Ousseltia. In AD 232, this peregrine town became a   municipium (CIL VIII 1, 714) and later a colonia (CIL VIII Suppl. 1, 12145). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography AA…

Rusuccuru

(212 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Christianity Promontory and Punic city near the mouth of the Oued Sebaou (in the later Mauretania Caesariensis), modern Dellys (Bell. Afr. 23,1: Ascurum (?); Plin. HN 5,20: Rusucurium; Ptol. 4,2,8: Ῥουσουκκόραι/ Rhousoukkórai or Ῥουσοκκόρου/ Rhousokkórou; It. Ant. 16,4…

Mopth...

(82 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] City in Mauretania Sitifensis, near Cuicul in Numidia (Tab. Peut. 2,4: Mopti Municipium), modern Mons. Ruins: Capitolium with inscriptions to Septimius Severus and his sons [1. 49-58, table III-V], temple of Saturn [2. 252f.], curia, tombs. Inscriptions: CIL VIII 2, 8655-8688; suppl.…

Simitthus

(248 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre City in Africa Proconsularis (Plin. HN 5,29; Ptol. 4,3,29; It. Ant. 43,3; Tab. Peut. 4,5) in the valley of the Bagradas to the southwest of Bulla Regia, modern Chemtou in Tunisia; famous for its marble quarries (Plin. HN 5,22; 35,3; 36,49; Isid. Orig. 16,5,16). After 148 BC Micipsa built at S. a hilltop sanctuary for his father Massinissa, which in the Roman Period was converted to a temple of Saturnus. Archaeology: many finds from the N…

Baquates

(103 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] A Mauritanian tribe ( gens Baquatium) [1. 2851] that probably lived in the east and south of Mauretania Tingitana. Ptol. 4,1, 10, the It. Ant. 2,2f. and the Liber generationis (1,197,65 Mommsen) link it with the tribe of the Macenites or Μακανῖται ( Makanîtai) and Massennae, Iulius Honorius (cosmographia B 47) and the Provinciarum laterculus codicis Veronensis (14,4f.) with the Barbares, i.e. the  Bavares. The Romans allowed th…

Marmarica

(468 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Μαρμαρική; Marmarikḗ). Region on the north coast of Africa between Egypt and the Cyrenaica. The borders of M. varied over time: during the time of the 30th dynasty (380-342 BC), the region of the Marmaridae stretched from the border of the Libyan district (near Apis) to the west (Ps.-Scyl. 108 [GGM 1,82-84]). According to Ptol. 4,5,2-4, however, the eastern border of the district of M. ( sic!) only began near Pétras Mégas Limḗn (west of Catabathmus Mégas), i.e. at the westernmost point of Egypt. Ptol. (4,4,2; 5f.) puts the western border of M. to the eas…

Thena

(109 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Punic Tynt?; Θένα/ Théna, Latin Thena, Thenae). Originally probably a Punic city (cf. CIS I 3, 4911 and archaeological finds) in Byzacena (Africa [3];  Str. 17,3,12; 17,3,16; Plin.  HN 5,25), 12 km to the south of Taparura (modern Sfax); end of the

Xuchis

(77 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Ξοῦχις; Xoûchis). Northern African city (πόλις Λιβύης), recorded by Artemidorus [3] of Ephesus (fr. 16 = GGM 1,576; 1st cent. BC). If X. can be identified with Ζοῦχις/ Zoûchis (Str. 17,3,1…

Zagazaena

(65 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] …

Zamazii

(61 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] (Ζαμάζιοι/ Zamázioi). Ethnic group which, together with the Salathi and Daphnitae as well as the Aroccae, Cetiani and Nigritae, lived between the Mandron and Sagapola mountains in the interior of Libya (Ptol. 4,6,18), perhaps in the valleys of the central Atlas mountains. Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography J. Desanges, Catalogue des tribus africaines, 1962, 241 H. Treidler, s. v. Z., RE 9 A, 2309.

Thugga

(250 words)

Author(s): Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Coloniae (Punic Tbgg). Punicized [1. 258-261] Numidian city in Africa proconsularis (Africa [3.]; Ptol. 4,3,29;  Procop. Aed. 6,5,15), about 100 km west-southwest of Carthage, modern Dougga, with significant ancient remains from the Punic, Numidian and Roman periods (e.g. the Hellenistic-Numidian mausoleum of ṭbn; [3. 157 f.]). In 307 BC, T. was apparently conquered by one of Agathocles' [2] officers (Diod. Sic. 20,57,4: Τῶκαι/ Tôkai). Between 146 and 46 BC, T. was part of the …
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