1. Education
Send to a Friend via Email

[Spain] Hispania

By

Map of Lusitania, Baetica, and Tarraconensis.
Reference Map of the European Provinces of the Roman Empire

Spain

The Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, 1911.
Section of Spain from Reference Map of the European Provinces of the Roman Empire from The Historical Atlas, by William R. Shepherd, 1911.

Hispania is the Latin name for the peninsula in which are found Spain and Portugal. Conquest of the area by Rome took from 218-19 B.C. Seneca, Lucan and several emperors came from Hispania. The province also supplied Rome with soldiers, gold, wool, wine, oil, and grain (especially after Roman irrigation was installed), as well as the plantations known as latifundia.

Source: A History of Spain and Portugal Volume 1, by Stanley G. Payne.

  1. About.com
  2. Education
  3. Ancient / Classical History
  4. Romans, Ancient Rome & the Roman Empire
  5. Roman History
  6. Periods of Roman History
  7. Imperial Period - Roman Empire
  8. Provinces of Ancient Rome
  9. Hispania (Spain)
  10. [Spain] Hispania

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.