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EBRODU´NUM

EBRODU´NUM (Ἐβρόδουνον: Embrun). There is some variation in the writing of the first part of the name. It is Epebrodunum in Strabo's text, but Casaubon corrected it. Strabo (p. 179) says that “from Tarasco to the borders of the Vocontii and the beginning of the ascent of the Alps, through the Druentia and Caballio, is 63 miles; and from thence to the other boundaries of the Vocontii, to the kingdom of Cottius, to the village of Ebrodunum, 99.” Ebrodunum was in the country of the Caturiges, and just on the borders of the Vocontii, as it appears.

The position of Ebrodunum is easily determined by the Itins. and the name. Ptolemy (3.1) mentions Eborodunum as the city of the Caturiges, and no other. In the Jerusalem Itin. Ebrodunum is called Mansio, like Caturiges (Chorges), which was also in the territory of the Caturiges. [CATUPIGES.] There are Roman remains at Chorges, and none are mentioned at Embrun, though it appears that the cathedral of Embrun is built on the site of a Roman temple, or that some of the materials of a temple were used for it.

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    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 3.1
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