Eth. LUCUS AUGUSTI
, Ptol. 2.6.24
), a city in the centre of Gallaecia, in Hispania Tarraconensis, was originally the chief town of the insignificant tribe of the CAPORI
but under the Romans it was made the seat of a conventus juridicus,
and became one of the two capitals of Gallaecia, and gave its name to the Callaïci Lucenses. [GALLAECIA
] The Conventus Lucensis, according to Pliny, began at the river Navilubio, and contained 16 peoples, besides the Celtici and Lebuni; and though these tribes were insignificant, and their names barbarous, there were among them 166,000 freemen (Plin. Nat. 3.3. s. 4
. s. 34).
The city stood on one of the upper branches of the Minius (Miño
), on the road from BRACARA to ASTURICA (Itin. Ant.
pp. 424, 430), and had some famous baths, of which there are now no remains. (Florez, Esp. S.
vol. xl., xli.; Ukert, vol. ii. pt. 1, p. 437).