Alpes Maritimae

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Provincia Alpes Maritimæ
Province of the Roman Empire
14 BC–476
Location of Alpes Maritmae
The Roman Empire c. AD 117, with the province of Alpes Maritimae highlighted.
Capital Cemenelum (Cimiez; 14 BC – AD 297)
Ebrodunum (Embrun, from AD 297)
Historical era Antiquity
 •  Established by Augustus 14 BC
 •  Disestablished 476
Today part of  France

Alpes Maritimae [alˈpeːs maˈri.ti.mae̯] was a province of the Roman Empire. It, Alpes Poeninae and Alpes Cottiae were the three provinces straddling the Alps between modern France and Italy.

History

Founded in 14 BC by Augustus, Alpes Maritimae initially had its capital at Cemenelum (modern Cimiez), which is now a district within the city of Nice, France.

In 297, the province was extended to the north and north-west as far as the River Durance (Druentia) and the Montgenèvre Pass. Its capital was transferred to Civitas Ebrodunensium, which today is known as Embrun.

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