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ANDUZE (“Andusia”) Gard, France.

Pre-Roman and Roman settlement in a cross-valley of the Gardon, at a point which commands one of the principal access routes to the Cévennes. It was one of the 24 towns of the Volcae Arecomici, a federation of which Nîmes was the capital (Strab. 4.1.12; Plin. 3.37). Its name is known with certainty from a votive inscription (CIL XII, 3362) found in the 18th c. at Nîmes near the sanctuary of the god Nemausus.

The exact site of the settlement is uncertain. The pre-Roman oppidum is perhaps best located on the hill of Castelvieil St-Julien, near Anduze, where numerous artifacts have been found. The Roman town was perhaps at Château-Bourbon, where several inscriptions have recently been discovered.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Carte archéologique de la Gaule romaine, fasc. VIII, Gard (1941) 207, nos. 376-77; “Informations,” Gallia 20 (1962) 628; 22 (1964) 497-98.

G. BARRUOL

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