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HUMAC (“Bigeste”) Bosnia-Herzegovina, Yugoslavia.

A Roman castrum on the road from Narona to Salona. Tombstones of soldiers and veterans indicate that a camp of Roman military units may already have existed there in Augustan times. The inscriptions indicate that at first the garrison of the camp consisted of infantry units and, later on, of the calvary cohorts.

Stamped bricks give information about the legions, whose minor units were stationed in the camp. There is evidence that in the 1st c. A.D. the Cohors III Alpinorum equitata was stationed here; Cohors I Lucensium Hispanorum equitata, Cohors I Bracaraugustanorum, Cohors VIII voluntariorum; also the units of the legions I Ad(iutrix) and II Ad(iutrix). The Cohors I Belgarum equitata was stationed here in the 2d c. A.D.

In the 1st c. A.D. the broad fields near the camp were inhabited by the veterans of the Legio VII and the Legio VII Claudia Pia Fidelis. An inscription on one of the buildings indicates that there was a temple dedicated to Libera Patra. Cylindrical stone urns for the ashes of the dead have been found.


C. Patsch in WMBH 1 (1893) 330-31; 5 (1897) 338-40; 12 (1912) 131-37; id., Zur Geschichte und Topographie von Narona (1907) 27-80; J. J. Wilkes, Dalmatia (1969).


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