Sites & cities that bear the name of Claternae


Today in : Italy
First trace of activity : 187 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 4th century C.E
Recorded names : Claterna

Description : Claternae, also called Claterna, was a Roman town on the Via Emilia situated between the coloniae of Bononia and Forum Cornelii. Like many other evenly spaced settlements on the Via Emilia, each at a day's march for the legionaries, it probably arose as a stopping place for travellers between the major towns. The beginning of Roman colonization of Gallia Cisalpina and the building of the Via Emilia perhaps along a pre-existing trail, Claternae was founded at the junction between the Via Emilia and another road, perhaps the Via Flaminia Minor, which crossed the Apennines to provide a link with Arezzo. Accordingly, the town, of medium size for that period, arose in the early 2nd century BC, officially in 187 BC. It disappeared not long after the 4th-century AD fall of the Western Roman Empire.

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