, a town of Gallia Narbonensis, in the territory of the Volcae Tectosages (Ptol. 2.3
). The Itin. and the Table fix its position on the great Roman road from Arelate (Arles
) to Narbo (Narbonne
The distance from Cessero to Baeterrae (Béziers
) is 12 M. P., and the site of Cessero corresponds to St. Tiberi
on the river Hérault.
D'Anville shows that the monastery of St. Tiberi
is called Caesarion in a document of A.D. 867.
As the place was on the river, this explains the fact of its being named in the Antonine Itin. “Araura sive Cessero.”