as the name stands in Harduin‘s edition of Pliny (4.4
), but the reading is doubtful. Harduin found Taracunonienses in five MSS., and there are other variations. Besides Tarascon
on the Rhone,
there is Tarascon
on the [p. 2.1108]Arriège,
a branch of the Garonne.
This Tarascon is in the Pays de Foix,
and in a valley at the foot of the Pyrenees, which circumstance seems to indicate more probably the position of a small tribe or people than that of Tarascon
on the Rhone.
on the Arriège
is mentioned in middle age documents under the name of Castrum Tarasco. Pliny's Tarusconienses, or whatever may be the true name, are enumerated among the Oppida Latina of Narbonensis.