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Home; Legend; Layer; Search; Places; Map; Topo Aquae Sextiae, Aix-en-​Provence brill-s-new-pauly, aquae-e#e The Battle of Aquae Sextiae (Aix-en-Provence) took place in BC. 20 relations​. Achaea, province, I I7 Achaeam League, Io6, Io8 (map), IIo, I 12—17 Actium, 96 (map), 98 Aquae Sextiae, I53 Aquillius, M', I66, Aquitania, 2o5 (map).

Aix-en-Provence (UK: /ˌɛks ɒ̃ prɒˈvɒ̃s/, US: /ˌeɪks ɒ̃ proʊˈvɒ̃s, ˌɛks -/, French: [ɛks ɑ̃ pʁɔvɑ̃s] (About this sound listen); Provençal: Ais de Provença in classical norm, or Ais de Prouvènço in Mistralian norm, pronounced [ˈajz de pʀuˈvɛnsɔ]; Latin: Aquae Sextiae) Show map of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Home; Legend; Layer; Search; Places; Map; Topo. Digital Atlas of About: Aquae Sextiae, Aix-les-Bains historical name(s), Aquae Sextiae. name: AQUAE SEXTIAE. modern name: Aix-en-Provence. other names (Mod/​Clas). aqueduct name: Traconnade. country: France. age: roman. period.

Home; Legend; Layer; Search; Places; Map; Topo. Digital Atlas of About: Aquae Sextiae, Aix-les-Bains historical name(s), Aquae Sextiae. Achaea, province, I I7 Achaeam League, Io6, Io8 (map), IIo, I 12—17 Actium, 96 (map), 98 Aquae Sextiae, I53 Aquillius, M', I66, Aquitania, 2o5 (map). Aix-en-Provence (UK: /ˌɛks ɒ̃ prɒˈvɒ̃s/, US: /ˌeɪks ɒ̃ proʊˈvɒ̃s, ˌɛks -/, French: [ɛks ɑ̃ pʁɔvɑ̃s] (About this sound listen); Provençal: Ais de Provença in classical norm, or Ais de Prouvènço in Mistralian norm, pronounced [ˈajz de pʀuˈvɛnsɔ]; Latin: Aquae Sextiae) Show map of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.






The Teutones and the Ambrones were virtually wiped out, with map Romans claiming to have killedand captured 90, [1] including large numbers of women and children who were later sold into slavery. Some of the surviving captives are reported to have been among the rebelling gladiators in the Third Aqua War. According to ancient sources, sometime around — BC, the Cimbri left their homeland around xextiae North Sea due to climate changes.

They supposedly journeyed to the south-east and were soon joined by their neighbours the Teutones. On their way south they defeated squae other Germanic, Celtic and Germano-Celtic tribes like the Boii. A number of these defeated zquae joined their trek. The invaders then moved on to the Danubearriving in Noricum sextiae, home to the Roman-allied Taurisci people.

Unable to hold back these new, powerful invaders setiae their own, the Taurisci appealed to Rome for help. The Senate commissioned Gnaeus Papirius Carboone of the consuls, to lead a substantial Roman army to Noricum to force the barbarians out. An engagement, later called the battle of Noreiatook place, in which the invaders, to everyone's surprise, completely overwhelmed the Legions and inflicted a devastating loss on Carbo and his men.

After the Noreia victory the Cimbri sextiae Teutones moved westward towards Gaul. Another consul, Marcus Junius Silanuswas sent to take care of the renewed Germanic threat. Silanus marched his army north along the Rhodanus River in order to confront the migrating Germanic tribes. He met the Cimbri approximately miles north of Arausioa battle was fought and the Romans suffered another humiliating defeat.

The Germanic tribes then moved to the lands north and east of Tolosa in south-western Gaul. To the Romans the presence of the Germanic tribes in Gaul posed a serious threat to the stability in the area and to their prestige. Lucius Cassius Longinusone of the consuls ofwas sent to Gaul at the head of aquae large army. He first fought the Cimbri and their Gallic allies the Volcae Tectosages just outside Tolosa, and despite the huge number of tribesmen, the Romans aquaf them.

Unfortunately for the Romans, a few days later they were ambushed while marching on Burdigala. The battle of Burdigala destroyed the Romans hope of finishing off the Cimbri and the Germanic threat continued to exist.

In the Romans sent their largest army yet; the senior consul aquaeQuintus Servilius Caepiowas authorized to use eight legions in an effort to end the Germanic threat once and for all. While the Romans were busy getting their army together the Volcae Tectosages had quarrelled with their Germanic guests, and had sextiaf them to leave the area. When Caepio arrived he only found the local tribes and they sensibly decided not to fight the newly arrived legions.

In Caepio's command was prorogued and a further six legions were map in Rome by Gnaeus Mallius Maximusone of the consuls of sextiae, he led them to reinforce Caepio who was near Arausio. Unfortunately for map Romans, Caepio who was a patrician and Mallius Maximus who was a 'new man' did not get along. Caepio refused to take orders from Mallius Maximus who as consul outranked him. All this led to a divided Roman force with the two armies so far apart they could not support each other when the fighting started.

Meanwhile, the Germanic tribes had combined their forces. First they attacked and defeated Caepio's army and then, with great confidence, took on Mallius Maximus's army and defeated it too. The battle of Arausio was considered the greatest Roman defeat since the slaughter suffered at the battle of Cannae during the Punic Wars. The Romans sent the senior consul ofGaius Mariusa proven and capable general, at the head of another large army. The Germanic tribes never materialized so Marius subdued the Volcae Aaquae capturing their king Copillus.

Marius, as senior consul, ordered his junior partner Quintus Lutatius Catulus to keep the Cimbri out of Italy while he marched against the Teutones and Ambrones. They spread out for miles: there were aboutsextiaae, as well as wagons, cattle, horses and their women and children. With the Teutones, who made up the bulk of the invaders, were the Ambrones, around 30, warriors strong.

They came across a lone Roman fortress on a hill. This was the army of Gaius Marius, who had arrived a while map and had used his time wisely and constructed a heavily fortified camp. The Ambrones tried to lure out the Romans, by catcalling and shouting insults, which were ignored. They then attacked the fort, but the fortifications held and a number of Ambrones were killed by some well-placed javelins. The Romans did not come out and the Teutones decided to move on south toward Massiliawhich they intended to plunder.

It took several days for their entire wagon train to clear the area, but once they were out of sight, Gaius Marius marched his six over-strength legions across the river and took sextiae position on a ridge on the south bank map dug in. The Ambrones aquae a new Roman camp waiting for them and decided to attack despite having to charge uphill. This time the Romans did not stay behind their fortifications.

They marched out of their camp, formed battle lines, and cast their pila the Roman throwing spears to good effect at the charging Ambrones, killing several warriors or rendering their shields map. The legionaries then drew their swords and advanced downhill in formation. Sfxtiae all of the attacking Ambrones were killed. Losses on aquae Roman side were very low. The fighting was over very quickly and the Romans started to pile up the barbarian dead as a rampart, and waited behind it for the Teutones to arrive.

While waiting Marius sent one of his legatesManius Aquilliusdownstream with 4, troops and sextiae him to cross the river. He intended for Aquillius to fall on the Teutones' rear in the coming engagement. When Teutobod's horde arrived, the first thing he saw was the rampart made up of the dead Ambrones; behind it the Romans were waiting.

Marius sextiae expected the Teutones to attack setiae right away, but Teutobod kept his warriors on the other side of the river. The following day brought no action from the Germans, and Marius was starting to be concerned.

The sextiea was very hot and the piled-up bodies of the Ambrones were beginning to rot. Marius had no intention to stay in a position where his army could catch a disease from the decomposing corpses. He was obliged to find a way to get Teutobod to attack. Marius addressed his troops, then his six legions drew themselves up in aquae lines and moved map down the slope.

This triggered the Teutones to attack. The Germans rushed across the river, charged the Romans and immediately came under a barrage of Roman pila. It was a gruelling battle, for the Teutones kept on coming, thousands and thousands of their warriors, until it seemed the Romans could map contain them any more.

It was at this moment that Manius Aquillius and his 4, soldiers launched their attack against the German rear. The Teutones were thrown into confusion by this surprise attack and the battle became a rout. By the afternoon most of the barbarian warriors were dead. Plutarch mentions Marius 10, that during the battle, the Ambrones began to map "Ambrones! Marius sent a Manius Aquillius aquae a report to Rome. It said that 37, superbly trained Romans had succeeded in defeating overGermans in two engagements.

Teutobod aqquae said to be sextiae the fallen. There were around 17, surviving warriors and many thousands of women and children who were to be sold into slavery. Roman historians recorded that of the captured women committed mass suicide aquae, which passed into Roman legends of Germanic heroism cf Jeromeletter cxxiii. By the conditions of the surrender three hundred of their sextiae women were to be handed over to the Romans. When the Teuton matrons heard of this stipulation they first begged the consul that they might be set apart to sextiae in the temples of Ceres and Venus ; and then when they failed to obtain their request and were removed by the lictorsaquae slew their little children and next morning were all found dead in each other's arms having strangled themselves in the night.

The proceeds from the sale of slaves usually went to the commanding General, but in this mp Marius decided to donate the profits from the sale to his soldiers and officers.

This of course made him even more popular then he already aquae with his men. Upon hearing the news, Rome went wild with relief. Finally one of their generals had defeated the Germans. Gaius Marius, as an act of gratitude, was again voted Senior Consul in absentiawith his legate Manius Aquillius as his Junior Consul. The Senate also voted for a three-day Thanksgiving; zextiae people voted him two days more. The following year Marius and the proconsul Catullus Caesar defeated the Cimbri at the battle of Vercellaeending the German threat.

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Another consul, Marcus Junius Silanus , was sent to take care of the renewed Germanic threat. Silanus marched his army north along the Rhodanus River in order to confront the migrating Germanic tribes.

He met the Cimbri approximately miles north of Arausio , a battle was fought and the Romans suffered another humiliating defeat. The Germanic tribes then moved to the lands north and east of Tolosa in south-western Gaul.

To the Romans the presence of the Germanic tribes in Gaul posed a serious threat to the stability in the area and to their prestige. Lucius Cassius Longinus , one of the consuls of , was sent to Gaul at the head of another large army. He first fought the Cimbri and their Gallic allies the Volcae Tectosages just outside Tolosa, and despite the huge number of tribesmen, the Romans routed them.

Unfortunately for the Romans, a few days later they were ambushed while marching on Burdigala. The battle of Burdigala destroyed the Romans hope of finishing off the Cimbri and the Germanic threat continued to exist.

In the Romans sent their largest army yet; the senior consul of , Quintus Servilius Caepio , was authorized to use eight legions in an effort to end the Germanic threat once and for all. While the Romans were busy getting their army together the Volcae Tectosages had quarrelled with their Germanic guests, and had asked them to leave the area. When Caepio arrived he only found the local tribes and they sensibly decided not to fight the newly arrived legions.

In Caepio's command was prorogued and a further six legions were raised in Rome by Gnaeus Mallius Maximus , one of the consuls of , he led them to reinforce Caepio who was near Arausio. Unfortunately for the Romans, Caepio who was a patrician and Mallius Maximus who was a 'new man' did not get along. Caepio refused to take orders from Mallius Maximus who as consul outranked him.

All this led to a divided Roman force with the two armies so far apart they could not support each other when the fighting started. Meanwhile, the Germanic tribes had combined their forces. First they attacked and defeated Caepio's army and then, with great confidence, took on Mallius Maximus's army and defeated it too. The battle of Arausio was considered the greatest Roman defeat since the slaughter suffered at the battle of Cannae during the Punic Wars.

The Romans sent the senior consul of , Gaius Marius , a proven and capable general, at the head of another large army. The Germanic tribes never materialized so Marius subdued the Volcae Tectosages capturing their king Copillus.

Marius, as senior consul, ordered his junior partner Quintus Lutatius Catulus to keep the Cimbri out of Italy while he marched against the Teutones and Ambrones.

They spread out for miles: there were about , warriors, as well as wagons, cattle, horses and their women and children. With the Teutones, who made up the bulk of the invaders, were the Ambrones, around 30, warriors strong.

They came across a lone Roman fortress on a hill. This was the army of Gaius Marius, who had arrived a while earlier and had used his time wisely and constructed a heavily fortified camp. The Ambrones tried to lure out the Romans, by catcalling and shouting insults, which were ignored. They then attacked the fort, but the fortifications held and a number of Ambrones were killed by some well-placed javelins.

The Romans did not come out and the Teutones decided to move on south toward Massilia , which they intended to plunder. It took several days for their entire wagon train to clear the area, but once they were out of sight, Gaius Marius marched his six over-strength legions across the river and took up position on a ridge on the south bank and dug in. A spa was built in near the remains of the ancient Roman baths of Sextius.

South of the Cours Mirabeau is the Quartier Mazarin. The 13th-century church of Saint-Jean-de-Malte contains valuable pictures and a recently restored organ. Aix is often referred to as the city of a thousand fountains. Aix has long been a university town: Louis II of Anjou granted a royal charter for a university in Today Aix-en-Provence remains an important educational centre, with many teaching and research institutes:.

It has also become a centre for many international study programmes. An important opera festival, the Festival international d'Art Lyrique , founded in , now ranks with those in Bayreuth , Salzburg and Glyndebourne. The current director is Bernard Foccroulle , director of la Monnaie in Brussels. The festival takes place in late June and July each year. Some of these events are held in the Conservatoire Darius Milhaud , named in honour of the French composer, a native of Aix.

The dance company Ballet Preljocaj of the French dancer and choreographer Angelin Preljocaj has been located in Aix since In it took up residence in the Pavillon Noir , a centre for dance performance, designed in by the architect Rudy Ricciotti.

Aix-en-Provence was part of Marseille-Provence , the year-long cultural festival when the region served as the European Capital of Culture. The city also unveiled major new cultural infrastructure to coincide with Marseille-Provence , including the Darius Milhaud Conservatory designed by Kengo Kuma.

This has media spaces for dance, cinema and music, and a training facility for librarians. It is accessible from the centre of Aix by road or on foot, taking the wooded footpath of Escrachou Pevou to the plateau of Bibemus.

To the north, the mountain slopes gently down through woodland to the village of Vauvenargues. He and his wife Jacqueline are buried in its grounds, [21] [22] [23] which are not usually open to the public. Mont Sainte-Victoire has a complex network of paths, leading to the priory and Croix de Provence at the summit, to the large man-made reservoir of Bimont and to the Roman viaduct above le Tholonet.

Industries formerly included flour-milling, the manufacture of confectionery, iron-ware, hats, matches and the extraction of olive oil. The airline Twin Jet has its head office in Aix-en-Provence. A set of ancient roads radiate out from Aix to the surrounding countryside, the Pays d'Aix.

There are also a large number of modern autoroutes connecting Aix to nearby towns. There are autoroutes northwards to Avignon and to the Luberon ; southwards to Marseille ; and eastwards to Aubagne and the Mediterranean coast of Provence; and to Nice and other towns on the French Riviera.

There is another airport at Les Milles, which is mostly used by general aviation. A frequent and rapid shuttle bus service for commuters operates between the bus station in Aix and Marseille.

There are many other long distance and local buses from the bus station. The city also offers a "city pass" available in 24, 48, and 72 hour packages for visiting tourists. In the town itself, there is an inexpensive municipal bus service, including a dial-a-bus service "proxibus" , a park-and-ride service and tiny electrified buses for those with mobility problems.

There are large underground and overground parking structures placed at regular intervals on the "boulevard exterieur", the predominantly one-way ring road that encircles the old town. Access to the old town is by a series of often narrow one-way streets that can be confusing to navigate for the uninitiated. As in many other French cities, a short-term bicycle hire scheme nicknamed V'Hello , free for trips of less than half an hour, has recently been put in place by the town council: and has been popular with tourists.

The local Aix dialect, rarely used and spoken by a rapidly decreasing number of people, is part of the provencal dialect of the Occitan language. Aix hosted the ninth International Congress of Modern Architecture in Aix is the home town of the rugby union team Provence Rugby. Ysabel , the tenth novel of the best-selling Canadian author Guy Gavriel Kay , was set and written in Aix. Italian electroacoustic artist Giuseppe Ielasi 's album Aix [43] was produced in Aix-en-Provence, hence the title.

Aix-en-Provence is officially twinned [45] [46] with the following seven cities in alphabetical order :. In addition, Aix has international cooperations, partnerships and exchanges with the following cities from all over the world: [45]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Subprefecture and commune.

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