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Tours (Lat.: Turoni, civitas Turonum) was a civitas capital in central Gaul, south of the Loire and north of the River Cher, one of its tributaries. Habitation at Tours is attested already in the 1st century CE, when the site was home to a Gaulish settlement, one of several dwellings that are known from the area. From the early 1st century CE onward, an unwalled city by the name of Caesarodunum supplanted the earlier site, where a range of classical buildings including an amphitheater and baths; temples …

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Fox, Yaniv, “Tours”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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