The modern Narbonne; a town in the south
of Gaul and the capital of the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis, situated on the river
Atax (Aude). It was made a Roman colony by the consul Q. Marcius or Martius B.C. 118, and
hence received the surname Martius. It was the first colony founded by the Romans in Gaul, and
gave the name Narbonensis to a part of that country. See Vell. Paterc. i. 15; Eutrop. iv. 3.