Eth. PONS SARAVI
a bridge over the Saravus (Sarre
) in Gallia on the road from Divodurum (Metz
) to Argentoratum (Strassburg
). The Table marks 10 from Decem-pagi (Dieuze
) to Tabernae (Saverne
). Though the distances are not quite correct, it is clear that Saarburg
on the Sarre
must be the Pons Saravi; and it cannot be Saarbrück
on the Saar,
is more than 30 miles north of Saarburg,
and quite out of the way.
This is an instance in which a hasty conclusion has been derived solely from the sameness of name.