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TERMES

TERMES (Τέρμες, Ptol. 2.6.56), a town of the Arevaci in Hispania Tarraconensis. It is probably the same town called Τερμησός and Τερμαντία by Appian (6.76 and 99). The inhabitants are called Termestini in Livy (Epit. liv.) and Tacitus (Tac. Ann. 4.45; cf. coins in Sertini, p. 208). Termes was seated on a steep hill, and was often besieged without success by the Romans, till at last the inhabitants, on account of their hostile disposition towards Rome, were compelled in B.C. 97 to build a new city on the plain and without walls (App. 6.99). It lay undoubtedly on the site of the present Ermita de nuestra Señora de Termnes, 9 leagues W. of Numantia.

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