(Jaca) Huesca, Spain.
Town of the
Vascones in Hispania Tarraconensis, ca. 70 km N of
Huesca on the main road to France. Livy (21.23
) mentions the inhabitants, the Iacetani, in connection with
Hannibal's march through the Pyrenees on his advance
against Rome. Menioned also by Sallust (2.5) and Plutarch (Sert
. 4). We know that it minted coinage and that
it was a station on the highroad to Caesaraugusta (Rav
309.7). Remains of walls and buildings were visible as
late as the 19th c.
A Schulten, s.v. Iaca, RE
IX: 1, 545.