Corduba: city in ancient Andalusia, modern Córdoba.
The most famous monument of the city is the Roman bridge across the Guadalquivir. The great river is navigable up to this point. From here, olive oil and ores were transported to the Atlantic Ocean and to the Mediterranean Sea. The bridge was built by the emperor Augustus and has often been repaired. This monument was part of a larger plan to develop southern Spain; another aspect was that many veterans were settled in this area (from the Sixth and Tenth legions).
Several illustrious Romans were born in Córdoba: the elder and younger Seneca and the poet Lucanus for example. Bishop Ossius (or Hosius) is the author of the Creed that was agreed upon during the Council of Nicaea (325). Traces of his church, the Saint Victor, have been discovered beneath the mosque.
In Late Antiquity, the Visigoths tried to capture the city, but they received support from the Byzantine emperor Justinian, and Córdoba was taken only in 584. A century and a half later, it became the capital of the Emirate of Córdoba.