), the chief town of the Rauraci, who bordered on the Helvetii. (Caes. Gal. 1.5
.) A Roman colony was settled here by L. Munatius Plancus, in the time of Augustus, as is proved by an inscription. (Plin. Nat. 4.17
, ed. Hard. note.) Ammianus (14.10) gives it the name Rauracum, and fixes its position on the border of the Rhine.
The town suffered from the Alemanni, and was reduced to a mere fort, Castrum Rauracense. Angst
is in the canton of Bâle, six miles east of Bâle, and on the left bank of the Rhine.
It is now a village.
In the sixteenth century there were still many remains of Augusta, and among them a large amphitheatre. [RAURACI