Roman Verona

Definition

Verona, situated on the river Adige in northern Italy, was a Roman town probably founded some time in the 2nd century BCE. It was a colonia by 69 CE and the impressive monuments which survive to this day attest to the city's importance. In late antiquity, the emperors Constantine I and Theodoric spent time in Verona, the latter building a palace, and today it is most famous for its magnificent amphitheatre, which was the third largest in the Roman world and which continues to hold important cultural events. Verona is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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Timeline

  • 148 BCE
    The oldest Roman inscription from Verona is upon a milestone.
  • 69 CE
    Verona is made a Roman colonia.
  • 265 CE
    Gallienus builds walls around Verona.
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