The form Raurici appears in Ptolemy (2.9.18
), in Pliny (iv. [p. 2.695]
17), and in some inscriptions. Ptolemy mentions two towns of the Rauraci, Rauricorum Augusta and Argentovaria [AUGUSTA RAURACORUM; ARGENTARIA]. Augusta is Augst
in the Swiss Canton of Bâle,
and Argentovaria may be Artzenheim.
The position of these places helps us to form a measure of the extent of the territory of the Rauraci, which may have nearly coincided with the bishopric of Bâle.
The Rauraci joined the Helvetii in their emigration, B.C. 58. [HELVETII