Mansiones

Stations, along ancient Roman and Byzantine roads (through the 7th century), spaced generally one day's travel apart and intended as stopping places for overnight stays, initially primarily reserved for imperial parties. For intermediary rest stops along these routes, use "mutationes.".

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17797
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mansiones
mansio

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Stations, along ancient Roman and Byzantine roads (through the 7th century), spaced generally one day's travel apart and intended as stopping places for overnight stays, initially primarily reserved for imperial parties. For intermediary rest stops along these routes, use "mutationes."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300120555. The J. Paul Getty Trust.