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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But cults at this level do not begin until after Augustus's death and deification when they first appear in Hither Spain and Lusitania.
Similarly at Tarraco Roma is mentioned among the very numerous honorific inscriptions of provincial priests of Hither Spain (38) and likewise has her place in the records of the city municipal cult (39).
Pompeius Magnus' mission to Spain is consistently mislabeled a transfer of command, from Metellus Pius to Pompeius, in the war against Sertorius (190, 242, 268): in reality, Metellus governed Farther Spain from 80/79 to 71, Pompeius Hither Spain from 77 onwards; no unified command existed.