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Sagunto

(sägo͞on`tō), Latin Saguntum, town (1990 pop. 58,135), Valencia prov., E Spain, on the Palencia River, in Valencia. A seaport on the Mediterranean, it is an important metallurgical center, with iron and steel foundries. Saguntum was an ally of Rome when it was besieged and captured (219–218 B.C.) by the Carthaginians under Hannibal. This led to the Second Punic War (see Punic WarsPunic Wars,
three distinct conflicts between Carthage and Rome. When they began, Rome had nearly completed the conquest of Italy, while Carthage controlled NW Africa and the islands and the commerce of the W Mediterranean.
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). Saguntum was conquered by the Romans (214 B.C.) and made a municipium. On a ridge above the present city are important Roman remains, notably a well-preserved theater. The city fell to the Moors and was called Murviedro until its old name was restored in 1877. In 1874 the restoration of the Spanish Bourbon dynasty was proclaimed there.

Sagunto

 

a city in eastern Spain, near the Mediterranean coast, in the region and province of Valencia. Population, 47,000 (1970). Sagunto is one of Spain’s main metallurgical centers. It also has a wine industry and a vegetable-oil industry.

Sagunto

an industrial town in E Spain, near Valencia: allied to Rome and made a heroic resistance to the Carthaginian attack led by Hannibal (219--218 bc). Pop.: 58 287 (2003 est.)
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2002 "Poblamiento y procesos culturales en la Peninsula Iberica del VII al V milenio AC", Saguntum Extra, 5:45-87.
A second version of the siege played upon more classic themes and presented Magdeburg as Rome's ally, Saguntum, in the hopeless struggle against Hannibal or the violated Lucretia committing suicide.
Al este de Chilches aparecio en 1966 el miliario no 9, confirmando el trazado de la Via Augusta por el tramo indicado, dirigiendose a Saguntum, pasando por los terminos de la Llosa, toponimo que probablemente hace referencia al paso de la misma y Almenara, adentrandose en la provincia de Valencia.
A partir de este rio describe un gran Golfo, denominado "Sucronense", hasta el Promontorio llamado "Ferraria", donde ubica las urbes de Valentia y Saguntum y los rios Sorobi, Turia y Sucron que se encuentran en el sector.
The places are marked where the cities of Numancia, Saguntum, Illiberia, and Italica existed.
Hannibal (he says), after taking Saguntum, dreamed that he was being called by jupiter into a council of the gods; when he arrived, jupiter ordered him to invade Italy, and gave him one of the assembly as his guide.
31 The extreme example is Jonson's "Brave Infant of Saguntum," who, born during Hannibal's sack of the town, "didst hastily returne, / And mad'st thy Mothers wombe thine urne" ("To .
This section from my book-length poem An Explanation of America has been quoted and excerpted more than some of the others, maybe because it moves through a couple of fairly distinct narrative images: the newborn infant recoiling from the sack of Saguntum by retreating back into the womb and the child taking formal lessons, inside afield house, while her somewhat out-of-place father watches.
266); first served as consul in Liguria (233), and served as censor (230) before he was again consul (228); may have been sent to Carthage to demand satisfaction for Hannibal's attack on Saguntum (Sagunto) in Spain (218); elected dictator after Gaius Flaminius' army was destroyed by Hannibal at Lake Trasimene (April 217), he avoided open battle on the plains, and waged a guerrilla war of raids and ambushes in the hills where Hannibal's superior cavalry was hampered; his prompt arrival at Gerunium rescued the hard-pressed army of his chief lieutenant, M.
A fragmentary inscription from Saguntum records the presence there of a T.
Principal battles: siege of Saguntum (Sagunto) (219); the Ticinus (Ticino), the Trebbia (218); Lake Trasimene (Trasimeno) (217); Cannae (216); Zama (near Tunis) (202).
Si analizamos los yacimientos de donde proceden nos encontramos con la ciudad romana de Empuries, el municipium de Saguntum y el que se convertira en el de Dertosa o la que acabara siendo la Colonia Iulia Ilici Augusta, mas los hallazgos sin contexto claro de las Baleares.