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CONTRE´BIA (Contrebienses).


One of the chief cities, and, according to Valerius Maximus, the capital of Celtiberia. It is conspicuous in the history of the Celtiberian War; and in the Sertorian War, it was the scene of one of those obstinate defences which so often occur in Spanish history, its reduction costing Sertorius forty-four days and [p. 1.666]many lives. Its site appears to have been near Albarracin, SE. of Caesaraugusta. (Liv. 11.33; V. Max. 2.7.10, 7.4.5; Flor. 2.7; Yell. Paterc. 2.5; Liv. Fr. xci.; Geogr. Rav. 4.43; Ukert, vol. ii. pt. 1. pp. 461, 462.)


CONTREBIA LEUCAS, in the territory of the Berones, is a different place. [BERONES [P.S]

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