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SALMA´NTICA (Σαλμάντικα, Ptol. 2.5.9; in the Itin. Ant. called Salmatice; in Polyaenus Strat. 8.48, Σαλματίς), an important town of the Vettones in Lusitania, on the S. bank of the Durius, on the road from Emerita to Caesaraugusta. It is incontestibly identical with the Ἐλμαντική of Polybius (3.14), and the Hermandica or Helmantica of Livy (21.5; cf. Nonius, Hisp. 100.38). It is the celebrated modern town of Salamanca, where the piers of a bridge of twenty-seven arches over the Tormes, built by Trajan, are still in existence. (Cf. Miñano, Diccion. vii. p. 402; Florez, Esp. Sagr. xiv. p. 267.)


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    • Polybius, Histories, 3.14
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 21, 5
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 2.5
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