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ASCIBU´RGIUM or ASCIBURGIA (Ἀσκιβούργιον), a town near the left bank of the lower Rhine, the foundation of which was attributed to Ulysses, according to an absurd story reported by Tacitus (German. 3). It was a Roman station in 70. (Tac. Hist. 4.33.) In the Peutinger Table it is placed between Novesium or Neuss, opposite to Düsseldorf on the Rhine, and Vetera, probably Xanten. Asciburgium then will correspond to Asburg, which is on the high road between Neuss and Xanten. The Anton. Itin. places Gelduba and Calo between Novesium and Vetera, and omits Asciburgium.


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