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TAURUS PALUS an étang on the coast of Narbonensis, west of the delta of the Rhone. It is named in the verses of Avienus, quoted in the article FECYI JUGUM; and to the verses there cited may be added the following verse:-- “Taurum paludem namque gentici (gentili) vocant.

But I. Vossius in his edition of Mela (2.5, note) writes the verses of Avienus thus:-- “In usque Taphrum pertinet,
Taphron paludem namque gentili vocant;

an alteration or corruption which D'Anville justly condemns, for the étang is still named Taur, or vulgarly Tau.


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