(“Oppidum novum”) Morocco.
The station of Oppidum novum (It. Ant
. 24.2) is
generally placed at Ksar-el-Kébir, but this location is
not absolutely certain. All that has been found in the
town are two funerary inscriptions, one Greek, the other
Latin, reused along with other Roman-looking ashlar
blocks in building the Great Mosque, and a bronze statuette of a bacchante, which has since disappeared. However, there are quite a large number of Roman remains
on the outskirts of the settlement, notably to the N
and W. Moreover, the site has an extremely favorable
strategic position at the crossing of the wadi Loukkos.
L. Chatelain, Le Maroc des Romains
(1944) 109-12; C. Moran and G. Guastavino Gallent,
Vias y poblaciones romanas en el Norte de Marruecos
(1948) 16-18; M. Euzennat, “Les voies romaines du
Maroc dans l'Itinéraire Antonin,” Hommages à Albert
58 (1962) 599-600.