Hispania

Hispania was a province of Rome. The conquest began during the Second Punic Wars. It took almost 200 years to conquer it. It was declared a province in 218 B.C. Hispania is present day Spain and Portugal. It was also the home of three Roman emperors: Trajan, Hadrian, and Theodosius. It became the leading province and many people lived there.










Location

Hispania is located in Europe. To the north is Gaul, present day France. Gaul and Hispania were seperated by the Pyrenees Mountains. On the east of Hispania is the Mediterranean Sea. On the west is the Atlantic Ocean and to the south is where the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet.


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Country of Hispania

Religion and Language

  • Christianity was introduced during Roman history
  • It became the offical religion of Hispania
  • The Spaniards picked up their language from the Latins

Goods
  • Traded fish sauce
  • Traded olive oil
  • Traded cloth
  • Rich in silver
  • Exported gold, wool, olive oil, and wine

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Olive Oil: A main good that was traded between Hispania and other Roman provinces.














Facts
  • The province was split into two
  • The two countries formed to become one province
  • The two provinces we Hispania Citerior and Hispania Ulterior
  • Hispania had three tribes: Lusitani, Celtibrians, and Iberians
  • Served as a granary for Roman Market
  • Agriculture production increase with the introduction of irrigation projects




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The Roman market was very popular throughout Hispania and other countries.


Works Cited


  • "Ancient Rome." Ancient History. Ancienthistory.about.com. 2011. 17 May 2011.
  • "Spain." World Book Encyclopedia. 2006 ed. Vol. 18. Chicago: World Book Publishing. 746-747. Print.
  • "Hispania: Roman Province." UNRV History. Unrv.com. 2003. 17 May 2011.