are only known from a Roman inscription, which records that the boatmen (nautae) of the Saône
and the Loire,
and also the boatmen of the Arconée
and the Conderates, dedicated a funeral monument to the memory of their patron Tauricius Florens.
The inscription is as follows: D. M. Tauricio. Florenti Taurici. Tauriciani filio Veneto. allectori. Galliae patrono nautarum Araricorum et Legyricor. Item Areccarorum et Conderatium. Provinciae Galliae. Their position is represented by Condrieu
on the west side of the Rhone,
about ten miles below Vienne. Condrieu
is still a small port on the Rhone,
partly inhabited by people well skilled in the navigation of the river, and by carpenters who build boats. “Allector” is explained by Muratori to be “tributorum susceptor,” a tax-collector. Forcellini has an article on the word.
The name Conderates implies a place Conderate, or something like it; and this is another example of the element Cond
in Gallic names. [CONDATE
] (Walckenaer, Géog., &c.,
vol. i. p. 337.)