The modern York; a town of the Brigantes in Britain, which, having been made a Roman station
by Agricola, became the chief Roman settlement in the island. It was both a municipium and a
colony, and was the residence of the Roman emperors when they visited Britain. Here the
emperors Septimius Severus and Constantius Chlorus died. Many Roman remains still exist at
York, and in its vicinity are portions of Roman walls. A number of important inscriptions have
also been found here, besides articles of glass, metal, and stone. The name Eboracum is the
Latinized form of the British Caer-Evrauc. See Eutrop. viii. 19; Inscript.
190; Spart. Sever.
19; Aurel. Vict. De Caes.
and Raine, York (1893)