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Eth. ASTI´GI, AST´GIS (Αστιγίς, Ptol. 2.4.14; Strab. iii. p.141, corrupted into Ἀστήνας in all the [p. 1.249]MSS.).


ASTIGITANA COLONIA AUGUST FIRMA (Ecija), was, under the Romans, one of the chief cities of Hispania Baetica, and the seat of a conventus juridicus. It stood in the plain of the Baetis, some distance S. of the river, on its tributary the Singulis (Genil), which began here to be navigable. It was at the junction of the roads from Corduba (Cordova) and Emerita (Merida) to Hispalis (Seville), at the respective distances of 36 M. P., 105 M. P., and 58 M. P. (Itin. Ant. pp. 413, 414; Mela, 2.6.4; Plin. Nat. 3.1. s. 3; Florez, Esp. S. x. p. 72.)


ASTIGI VETUS (Alameda), a free city of Hispania Baetica, N. of Antiquaria (Antequera), belonging to the Conventus Astigitanus [see No. 1]. (Plin. Nat. 3.1. s. 3; Florez, Esp. S. x. p. 74.)



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