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Avaricum
(161 words)

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Capital of the  Bituriges Cubi (according to Caesar: 30,000 inhabitants; c. 100 ha.) at the confluence of Auron and Yèvre, two tributaries of the Cher, also the location of an earlier settlement between the 8th and the 6th cent. BC, modern Bourges. In 52 BC, it was captured and destroyed by Caesar (Caes. B Gall. 7,13-28), but subsequently rebuilt. A. was the capital of the civitas; under Diocletian, it became the capital of Aquitania I. Monuments: temple,…

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Frezouls, Edmond (Strasbourg), “Avaricum”, 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 30 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e210420>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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