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AUGUSTOBRIGA (Talavera la Vieja) Cáceres, Spain.

A city on the left bank of the Tagus on the road connecting Emerita Augusta and Toletum (Antonine Itinerary 438.6). It was the tributary city of Lusitania (Plin. 4.118). It had two temples, one of the Republican period which closely resembled Etruscan temples, with access by a flight of steps; the other was a temple of the Antonine period with eight columns. Both stood in a porticoed plaza; the bases of the columns have been found. The impluvium of an urban villa yielded a large painted krater; a sewer and several portraits from the necropolis are also known. The walls are from the Tetrarchic period and have rectangular towers. Several inscriptions have been found.


A. García y Bellido, “Excavaciones en Augustobriga (Talavera la Vieja, Cáiceres),” Noticiario Arqueológico Hispánico 5 (1956-61) 235-37I.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.22
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