, a place in Gallia Narbonensis, which signifies a depot for corn and perhaps other merchandise. Such names of places occur occasionally. Beaufort (Karamania,
p. 27) describes one of these Horrea, or Roman granaries, near the ruins of Myra, which bears a perfect inscription beginning HORREA IMP., &c. The Antonine Itinerary places Ad Horrea on the road from the Var
to Forum Julii (Fréjus
), and between Antipolis (Antibes
) and Fréjus.
From Antipolis to Ad Horrea is 12 M.P.; and from Ad Horrea to Forum Julii it is 17 M.P. The Table gives the same distances.
The geographers differ wonderfully about the site of Ad Horrea. Some place it at Grasse,
NW. of Antibes,
according to which the road must have made a great bend between Antipolis and Forum Julii. Others would have it to be Napoul,
which is much too near Fréjus
to agree with the distance. D'Anville places it at Cannes,
in favour of which there are two things;--Cannes
is on the coast, where grain might be landed, for in the days of the Romans the Provincia imported corn, as it does now, from Africa; and it is probably on the old road.
But it is too near to Antipolis; which difficulty D'Anville removes by a common device of his,--he reads vii. for xii. Others fix Ad Horrea at a place called Horibel
at the mouth of the stream of Viviers.