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Burdigala
(296 words)

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Capital of the  Bituriges Vivisci in  Aquitania, located on a terrace above the river Devèze on the left bank of the Garonne, shortly before it is joined by the Dordogne (Str. 4,2,1; Ptol. 2,7,7; Auson. Mos. 19,128-168; Sid. Apoll. Epist. 7,6,7), probably founded in the 3rd cent. BC, with traces of previous habitation from the 6th cent. BC, modern Bordeaux. Municipium in the Flavian age, in the 2nd cent. capital of Aquitania, later…

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Frezouls, Edmond (Strasbourg), “Burdigala”, 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 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e221750>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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