Brill’s New Pauly

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(Limonum). Celtic oppidum of the Pictones or Pictavi (Caes. B Gall. 8,26) at the confluence of Clain and Boivre at the crossing of the roads Bordeaux - - Tours and Nantes - Lyons (It. Ant. 459), modern Poitiers. From the time of Augustus the main city of the civitas Pictonum [1] with an orthogonal town plan [2], Forum, baths, aqueducts and amphitheatre [3]. Possibly L. superseded Mediolanum Santonum (modern Saintes) in the 2nd cent. AD as the capital of Aquitania II. The first attested bishop in L. was Hilarius …

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Demarolle, Jeanne-Marie (Nancy), “Lemonum”, 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 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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