One of the chief cities, and, according to Valerius Maximus, the capital of Celtiberia.
It is conspicuous in the history of the Celtiberian War; and in the Sertorian War, it was the scene of one of those obstinate defences which so often occur in Spanish history, its reduction costing Sertorius forty-four days and [p. 1.666]
many lives. Its site appears to have been near Albarracin,
SE. of Caesaraugusta. (Liv. 11.33
; V. Max. 2.7.10
; Flor. 2.7
; Yell. Paterc. 2.5; Liv. Fr. xci.; Geogr. Rav. 4.43; Ukert, vol. ii. pt. 1. pp. 461, 462.)
CONTREBIA LEUCAS, in the territory of the Berones, is a different place. [BERONES