Colonia Patricia (Scope note)

This important settlement was originally an Iberian city (Corduba), but was refounded by the Romans in 206 BC. Both Seneca the Elder and Younger were said to have been from Corduba along with the Roman poet Lucan. The city served as an important Byzantine centre before being conquered by the Visigoths in the 6th century AD. The Visigoths held the city until its capture by the Moors in AD711 when it became one of the most important Muslim cities in the Western Mediterranean under the name of Qurá¹­uba. Modern Córdoba. Barrington Ref: 26, F4.