(Reggio Emilia) Italy.
Founded in 187 or in 175 B.C. by M. Aemilius Lepidus
along the Via Aemilia between Modena and Parma (It.
. 127, 283, 287; It. Hieros
. 616; Tab. Peut
.). A road
leaves Reggio for Brescello and Cremona (It. Ant
The urban street plan, along straight axes, is substantially preserved in the streets of the modern city: Via Emilia corresponds to the decumanus maximus and the alignment of Via Roma - Via San Carlo corresponds to
the cardo maximus.
Reggio was a municipium (Plin. HN
flourished particularly in the 1st c. A.D. as is shown by
numerous mosaic pavements and by a noteworthy funerary monument in the suburbs to San Maurizio. The city was served by an aqueduct that came from Villa San Pellegrino.
An exceptional example of the goldsmith's art in a
mingling of Roman and barbarian styles was discovered
here and is preserved in the Museo Civico together with
pre-Roman and Roman artifacts.
XI, pp. 171ff; M. Degani, Il tesoro
romano barbarico di Reggio Emilia
6 (1965) 646f (N. Alfieri & M. Degani); NSc
42-44 (G. Susini); (1964) 1-11 (M. Degani); (1965)
54-58 (M. Degani); G. Susini, “I Veleiati di Plinio e
l'origine di Regium Lepidi,” Atti III Convegno Studi
(1969) 173-78; M. Degani, “Regium Lepidi,”
Quaderni di archeologia reggiana