Occupation by the Romans
The town was occupied by the Romans at the beginning of the Christian era.
Its inhabitants moved to the Danube plains, to a city retaining the Celtic name
(Aquincum), in the first century. In AD 106 the city became the capital of the
province Pannonia Inferior. The headquarters of the governor and significant
military force were stationed here, and its population numbered about 20,000.
It was frequently involved in wars on the border of the Roman Empire (formed by