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EBUROMAGUS (Bram) Gallia Narbonensis, Aude, France.

The village was a vicus located at the crossroads of the Roman road from Narbonne (Narbo) to Toulouse (Tolosa) and of a road from the Montagne Noire to the Ariège. It already existed in the 2d c. B.C., and must be assimilated to the Cobiomagus referred to by Cicero (Font. 9.19). Thus, it was one of the stops where the Italian wines bound for Toulouse paid a tax in 76-74. The most abundant finds are tombs, coins, and amphorae. Aerial photography, however, has revealed the existence of a checkerboard plan under the circular structure of the mediaeval village. Furthermore, an inscription indicates that the magistri vici built, with their own money, a theater which was associated with a Sanctuary of Apollo. As yet, however, this monument has not been found.


J. Soyer, “Un village à structure double: Bram,” Photo-Interprétation, no. 6 (1963) fasc. 7, 8P; M. Passelac, “Le vicus Eburomagus. Eléments de topographie. Documents arch.,” Rev, arch. de Narbonnaise 3 (1970)PI; M. Gayraud, “L'inscription de Bram (Aude) et les toponymes Eburomagus, Hebromagus, Cobiomagus en Gaule méridionale,” Rev. arch. de Narbonnaise 3 (1970)M.


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