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Seville City - Fascinating Fact 4

© Michelle ChaplowThe Italic settlement was founded by the Roman general Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus
The Italic settlement was founded by the Roman general Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus

Seville City - Fascinating Fact 4

4) ROMAN SEVILLE

No fewer than three Roman emperors were born just outside Seville. The Romans first arrived in Spain in 206BC, during a war against the Carthaginians, and stayed for 700 years battling the fierce Iberian tribes. Baetica, the name for roughly the same area as Andalucia, became one of Rome´s wealthiest provinces.

Founded by General Scipio Africanus to house wounded soldiers after a battle nearby, Italica, in the modern-day town of Santiponce (8km from Seville), was the first Roman city in Spain and grew to be the third-largest in the Empire, with a population of almost half a million.

It was here that three Roman rulers were born: in the second century, Trajan, and his adopted son and successor Hadrian (who built the famous wall in northern England), while a less well-known son is Theodosius, who ruled in the fourth century, in the dying days of the Roman Empire.

Seville City - More Fascinating Facts

  • Fact 1 - Sevillano pride and predudice.
  • Fact 2 - Sevilla on the sliver screen.
  • Fact 3 - Anyone for tapas?
  • Fact 4 - Three Roman emperors were born just outside Seville.
  • Fact 5 - Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition in Seville.
  • Fact 6 - Seville's sign of the times.
  • Fact 7 - The Cathedral-Colombus controversy.
  • Fact 8 - The six bridges of Seville's Expo.
  • Fact 9 - Oranges and Lemons.
  • Fact 10 - Two faces of Seville.
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© MVC Italica was the first Roman city in Spain
Italica was the first Roman city in Spain

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