Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica 27(1): 65-108

DOI: 10.47743/saa-2021-27-1-4



This paper aims to provide an overview of the immigration of extra-Peninsular origin recorded in
Colonia Patricia (Córdoba, Spain) based on the analysis of the available literary and epigraphic documentation.
Starting from the foundation of the Roman city and its subsequent conversion into a colonia civium Romanorum,
we will carry out an analysis of those individuals who, from the 2nd century BC, arrived in the city from non-
Hispanic territories. We will deal with important aspects such as the regions and cities of origin of these
immigrants, their professional occupations, the causes that determined their mobility and the activity they
developed in Corduba after their arrival. Chronologically, our contribution covers the long period of time between
the foundation of Corduba in the 2nd century BC by the consul M. Claudius Marcellus and the 5th century AD,
which is the date of the latest case of mobility we have documented.



inmigration; mobility; alieni; Corduba; Colonia Patricia; Hispania; epigraphy



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