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CUBALLUM a place which the consul Cn. Manlius came to in his march into Galatia from the river Alander. [ALANDER] He passed through the Axylos or woodless country before he reached “Cuballum Gallograeciae castellum.” (Liv. 38.18.) From Cuballum or Cuballus he reached the river Sangarius, and crossing it came to Gordium. Livy says that Manlius marched from Cuballum to the Sangarius “continentibus itineribus;” bat that expression does not tell us the number of marches. Leake says that “it is evident that the consul was not marching in any regular line during these days;” and he thinks it “not at all improbable that he may have advanced as far southward as the Caballucome, placed in the Table at 23 M. P. from Laodiceia, and at 32 from Sabatra; and consequently that the Caballucome of the Table may be the same as the Cuballum of Livy” (Asia Minor, p. 89). Any opinion of so eminent a geographer is entitled to consideration; but an examination of the narrative of Livy and of the position of Caballucome will show that Cuballum cannot possibly be the place where the Table places Caballucome.


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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 38, 18
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