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TELO MARTIUS

TELO MARTIUS (Toulon), in Gallia Narbonensis. This name is not mentioned by the geographers. It occurs in the Maritime Itin. and in the Notit. Imp. Occid., where a “procurator Baphii Telonensis Galliarum” is mentioned, which indicates the existence of a dyeing establishment there. In Lucan (3.592) Telo is the name of a pilot or helmsman, and Oudendorp supposes that the poet gave the man this name because he was of the town Telo; which seems a strange conjecture. And again Silius (14.443) is supposed to allude to the same town, when he says--“Et Neptunicolae transverberat ora Telonis.”

The old Roman town is said to have been at or near Toulouzan, where the Lazaretto now is. (Statist. du Dép. des Bouches du Rhône, referred to by Ukert, Gallien, p. 428.)

[G.L]

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