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City of the Vulgientes; colonia (CIL XII 1005; 1116; 1118; It. Ant. 343,3 cf. 388,4; Sid. Apoll. Epist. 9,9,1); civitas Aptensium (Pol. Silv. 16,3); possessed the ius Latii (Plin. HN 3,36), situated on the road from Mediolanum to Arelate. Today Apt (Vaucluse) on the Coulon, which joins the Durance from the north (near to its confluence with the Rhodanus). In the 6th cent. AD most of the inhabitants left the city to seek refuge on the nearby heights.
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Lafond, Yves (Bochum),
“Apta Iulia”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 14 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e129870>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510