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Mediolanum: Celtic, later Roman city in Cisalpine Gaul, imperial residence, modern Milan.
- Sixth century BCE Founded by Celtic Insubres
- The name Mediolanum means "in the middle of a plain"
- 222 Captured by the Romans after thet had defeated the Insubres
- Via Aemilia to Rimini
- According to Polybius of Megalopolis, the country produced wine, grain, and wool
- Theater, amphitheater, city wall
- Birthplace of the emperors Didius Julianus and Geta
- Mint, horreum
- 260 Gallienus defeats the Alamans near Milan
- 268: Aureolus of Milan supports Postumus, ruler of the Gallic Empire; death of Gallienus
- 290/291 Meeting of Diocletian and Maximian
- Maximian expands the city wall (4.5 kilometers), builds a circus, adds a palace and builds the Herculian Baths
- Early 313 Meeting of Constantine and Licinius ("Edict of Milan")
- 352 Constantius II in Milan
- 374-397 Ambrose bishop of Milan
- Easter Vigil, April 24/25, 387: Baptist of Augustine
- 388/389 Theodosius I and Valentinian II in Milan
- 402 Besieged by the Visigoths; Honorius transfers his residence to Ravenna
- 452 Besieged by Atilla the Hun
- 538-539 Siege and capture by the Ostrogoths
- 553/555 Collapse of Ostrogoth power; beginning of Byzantine rule
- 569 Captured by the Langobards