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Acidava

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Alternative name(s) Acidaua
Attested by Tabula Peutingeriana
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44°22′31″N 24°16′39″E / 44.375411°N 24.277634°E / 44.375411; 24.277634Coordinates: 44°22′31″N 24°16′39″E / 44.375411°N 24.277634°E / 44.375411; 24.277634{{#coordinates:44.375411|24.277634|type:landmark_region:RO|||||| |primary |name=

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Altitude 127 m
Town Enoșești
County Olt County
Country 23x15px Romania

Acidava (Acidaua) was a Dacian and later Roman fortress on the Olt river near the lower Danube.[1] The settlements remains are located in today's Enoşeşti, Olt County, Romania.

After the Roman conquest of Dacia by Roman Emperor Trajan, Acidava became a civilian and military center, with castra being built in the area. Acidava was part of the Limes Alutanus, a line of fortifications built under emperor Hadrian running north-south along the Alutus - the Olt river.[2] The function of the limes was to monitor the Roxolani to the east and deter any possible attacks.[3]

Acidava is depicted in the Tabula Peutingeriana between Romula and Rusidava.[4] The same document depicts a second Acidava, between Cedoniae and Apula, but some authors believe it is actually a copy error[5] and the correct name is Sacidava, another Dacian town.

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Acidava on the Roman Dacia selection from Tabula Peutingeriana
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Acidava within Limes Alutanus - Red line to the left

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