Sites & cities that bear the name of Portus Julius

Portus Julius

Today in : Italy
First trace of activity : ca. 1st century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 1st century C.E
Recorded names : Portus Iulius

Description : Portus Julius (alternatively spelled in the Latin "Iulius") was the first harbour specifically constructed to be a base for the Roman western naval fleet, the classis Misenensis; the eastern fleet was based in the Port of Ravenna. The port was located at Misenum on a peninsula at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples. Portus Julius was named in honour of Octavian's (later to become Caesar Augustus) great-uncle and adoptive father, Julius Caesar and the Julian clan.

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