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Narbo Martius

afterwards Narbōna. 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.

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