Hispania Citerior


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Hispania Citerior

 

a Roman province on the east coast of Spain.

The province was formed in 197 B.C. around its main city, New Carthage. Under Augustus, Hispania Citerior was renamed Hispania Tarraconensis in 27 B.C. with Tarraco as its chief city.

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Untersuchungen zu einer Gruppe von Inschriften aus dera conventus Caesaraugustanus (Hispania Citerior)." Chiron 18 (1988) 477-504
3.2), who were Celtiberians living in the region west of the Roman province of Hispania Citerior. (2) At that stage, still in his twenties, Marius was obviously not influential, yet even then, before starting a public career but being of equestrian status, he probably attracted the attention of local figures seeking to attach themselves to any well-connected and wealthy young Roman to further their interests at Rome.
His grandfather, suspected of involvement in Catiline's early attempts to create trouble, was sent to Hispania citerior as quaestor pro praetore, where he was killed in 64 B.C.(24) The representative of the next generation fared a little better.