(Alcalá de Henares
), a town of the Carpetani, in Hispania Tarraconensis, on the high road from Emerita to Caesaraugusta. (Itin. Ant.
pp. 436, 438.)
It was a civitas stipendiaria,
and belonged to the conventus
of Carthago Nova. (Plin. Nat. 3.3. s. 4
It is not certain whether it stood on the exact site of Alcalá,
or on the hill of Zulema,
on the opposite side of the river Henares.
Its name has become famous in modern times for the Complutensian Polyglott, published at Alcalá
under the auspices of Cardinal Ximenes.