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ARENACUM is mentioned by Tacitus (Tac. Hist. 5.20) as the station of the tenth legion, when Civilis attacked the Romans at Arenacum, Batavodurum, [p. 1.197]and other places. Some geographers have identified Arenacum with Arnheim, but D'Anville and Walckenaer place it at Aert near Herwen. In the Antonine Itin., on the road from Lugdunum (Leiden), to Argentoratum (Strassburg), the fifth place from Lugdunum, not including Lugdunum, is Harenatio, which is the same as Arenacum. The next place on the route is Burginatio. Burginatio also follows Arenatio in the Table; but the place before Arenatio in the Table is Noviomagus (Nimegen); in the Itin. the station which precedes Harenatio is Carvo (Rhenen), as it is supposed. It is certain that Arenatio is not Arnheim.


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