Hispania

Hispania was the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula. Under the Republic, Hispania was divided into two provinces: Hispania Citerior and Hispania Ulterior. During the Principate, Hispania Ulterior was divided into two new provinces, Baetica and Lusitania, while Hispania Citerior was renamed Tarraconensis. Subsequently, the western part of Tarraconensis was split off, first as Hispania Nova, later renamed Callaecia (or Gallaecia, whence modern Galicia). From Diocletian's Tetrarchy (AD 284) onwards, the south of remaining Tarraconensis was again split off as Carthaginensis, and probably then too the Balearic Islands and all the resulting provinces formed one civil diocese under the vicarius for the Hispaniae (that is, the Celtic provinces). The name, Hispania, was also used in the period of Visigothic rule. The modern name Spain derives from Hispania.

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... Hispania was built by the Antwerp Engineering Co Ltd, Hoboken, Antwerp, Belgium ... Hispania was launched in 1912 and completed in December of that year ... Hispania was managed by a number of different managers, including H Metcalft, followed by K R Bökman from c1930 ...
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... The Hispania can be dived on only during slack water, which is between 1 and 2 hours before high or low water near the Scottish town of Oban ... Located in the northern aspects of the Sound of Mull, the Hispania is facing the shore and close to a red channel buoy ... survey, SOMAP was able to determine the status of the SS Hispania ...
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... two years consolidating his holdings and completing the conquest of Hispania south of the Ebro ... was now determined to carry the war into the heart of Italy by a rapid march through Hispania and southern Gaul ...
Anbasa Ibn Suhaym Al-Kalbi
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