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Map of the Roman Empire - Hispalis
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Ancient Hispalis (Modern name is Seville) Hispalis was an important city in ancient Roman times. It was located on the left bank of the Baetis river in the province of Baetica in Hispania.
Hispalis more rarely Hispal. The modern Seville, a town of the Turdetani in Hispania Baetica, founded by the Phśnicians, and situated on the left bank of the Baetis, and in reality a seaport, for, although 500 stadia from the sea, the river is navigable for the largest vessels up to the town. Under the Romans it was an important place, with the name Iulia Romula or Romulensis, and was surpassed in size by Corduba (Cordova) and Gades alone. Under the Goths and Vandals it was the chief town in the south of Spain; and under the Arabs the capital of a separate kingdom. - Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers.
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Seville. The city was known from Roman times as Hispalis. The nearby Roman city of Italica, a mainly residential city at the time, is well-preserved and gives an impression of how Hispalis may have looked in the later Roman period, especially when taken in context with the excavation evidence from the nearby city of Carmona. Existing Roman features in Seville include the remnants of an aqueduct. Following were successive conquests of the Roman province of Hispania Baetica by the Vandals and the Visigoths during the 5th and 6th centuries. - Wikipedia
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