(“Bigeste”) Bosnia-Herzegovina, Yugoslavia.
A Roman castrum on the road from Narona
to Salona. Tombstones of soldiers and veterans indicate
that a camp of Roman military units may already have
existed there in Augustan times. The inscriptions indicate
that at first the garrison of the camp consisted of infantry
units and, later on, of the calvary cohorts.
Stamped bricks give information about the legions,
whose minor units were stationed in the camp. There is
evidence that in the 1st c. A.D. the Cohors III Alpinorum
equitata was stationed here; Cohors I Lucensium Hispanorum equitata, Cohors I Bracaraugustanorum, Cohors
VIII voluntariorum; also the units of the legions I
Ad(iutrix) and II Ad(iutrix). The Cohors I Belgarum
equitata was stationed here in the 2d c. A.D.
In the 1st c. A.D. the broad fields near the camp were
inhabited by the veterans of the Legio VII and the Legio
VII Claudia Pia Fidelis. An inscription on one of the
buildings indicates that there was a temple dedicated to
Libera Patra. Cylindrical stone urns for the ashes of the
dead have been found.
C. Patsch in WMBH
1 (1893) 330-31;
5 (1897) 338-40; 12 (1912) 131-37; id., Zur Geschichte
und Topographie von Narona
(1907) 27-80; J. J. Wilkes,