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  1. Jonathan Eaton

Published Online: 26 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah19027

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History

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Eaton, J. 2012. Canabae. The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2012


The term canabae refers to the civilian settlements that grew up outside legionary forts. The word itself derives from the Latin canaba, meaning a hut or hovel. Canabae share some similarities with vici.


  • archaeology;
  • classical civilization