History Of Verona
The origins of Verona are unclear.
- According to some theories it was a city of the Euganei, who were obliged to cede the city to the Cenomani circa 550 BC.
- Other scholars link its foundation to the presence of the Arusnates in the area, a people of uncertain origins, perhaps taped to the Etruscans: the name would have meant "Venetian city on the river" in the Etruscan language.
- Pliny the Elder attributed the foundation of Verona to the Raetians instead.
The relationship between Verona and Ancient Rome was usually one of friendship or alliance. In the 1st century BC the citizens fought alongside the Romans against the Teutones and Cimbri invaders. The city derived importance from possessing the main ford in the area, situated on the Adige river.
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