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GURU´LIS

GURU´LIS (Γουρουλίς), is the name given by Ptolemy (3.3.7) to two cities of Sardinia which he distinguishes as Gurulis Vetus (Γουρουλὶς παλαιά) and Gurulis Nova (Γουρουλὶς νέα). The latter, according to De la Marmora, is represented by the modern town of Cuglieri, about 6 miles from the W. coast of the island, and 12 NE. of the ancient Cornus: there still exist Roman remains on this spot. Gurulis Vetus is supposed by the same author to have occupied the site of Padria, a village in the interior, NE. of Bosa; but this is a mere conjecture. (De la Marmora, Voy. en Sardaigne, vol. ii. pp. 366, 403.) Ptolemy again mentions Gurulis Nova in the 8th book (8.9.3) among the places at which he records astronomical observations, whence we are led to infer that it must have been a place of some importance, but its name is not found in the Itineraries.

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