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What does his Imola mean?

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Asked by farishta khan, 27 Feb '08 02:55 am
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The name Imola is of Roman origin and means over there, down there. It refers to the view enjoyed by the people looking down on inhabited zone.

Imola was built at the intersection of two roads where important public buildings were situated. The ancient town of Imola is an archaeological find, having been conquered by Byzantines, Longobards and Franks after the Roman dominion.
Answered by bernard, 27 Feb '08 02:55 am

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Imola (Imla in the local dialect) is a town, comune in the province of Bologna, located on the Santerno river, in the Emilia-Romagna region of north-central Italy. The town is traditionally considered the western entrance to the historical region Romagna.

The city was anciently called Forum Cornelii, after the Roman dictator L. Cornelius Sulla, who founded it about 82 BCE. The town was an agricultural and trade center, famous for its ceramics.

The name Imola was first used in the seventh century by the Lombards, who applied it to the fortress (the present Castellaccio, the construction of which is attributed to the Lombard Clefi), whence the name passed to the city itself. According to Paul the Deacon, Imola was in 412 the scene of the marriage of Ataulf, King of the Visigoths, to Galla Placidia, daughter of Emperor Theodosius the Great. In the Gothic War (535552).

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Answered by DRSiva, 27 Feb '08 03:51 am

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