Bridging Past and Future
Ponte de Lima is a village named after the long medieval bridge (ponte) of roman origin, that passes over the Lima river, a river already mentioned by Pliny in his description of Lusitania and by Appian:
“Mistakes have also been made as to the more celebrated rivers. From the Minius, which we have previously mentioned, according to Varro, the river Æminius is distant 200 miles, which others suppose to be situate elsewhere, and called Limæa. By the ancients it was called the ‘River of Oblivion (Lethe),’ and it has been made the subject of many fabulous stories. At a distance of 200 miles from the Durius is the Tagus, the Munda lying between them. The Tagus is famous for its golden sands.” (Plin. Nat. 4.35)
“Sextus Junius Brutus (…) then crossed the river Durius, carrying war far and wide and taking hostages from those who surrendered, until he came to the river Lethe, being the first of the Romans to think of crossing that stream.” (Appian, Spanish Wars 15).
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