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Eth. JACCETA´NI (Ἰακκετανοί), the most important of the small tribes at the S. foot of the Pyrenees, in Hispania Tarraconensis, E. of the VASCONES and N. of the ILERGETES Their country, JACCETANIA (Ἰακκετανία), lay in the N. of Arragon, below the central portion of the Pyrenaean chain, whence it extended towards the Iberus as far as the neigh-bourhood of Ilerda and Osca; and it formed a part of the theatre of war in the contests between Sertorius and Pompey, and between Julius Caesar and Pompey's legates, Afranius and Petreius. (Strab. iii. p.161; Caes. B.C. 1.60: concerning the reading, see LACETANI; Ptol. 2.6.72.) None of their cities were of any consequence. The capital, JACCA (Jaca, in Biscaya), from which they derived their name, belonged, in the time of Ptolemy, to the VASCONES among whom indeed Pliny appears to include the Jaccetani altogether (3.3. s. 4). Their other cities, as enumerated by Ptolemy, and identified, though with no great certainty, by Ukert (vol. ii. pt. 1. p. 425), are the following:--IESPUS (Ἰεσπός, Igualeda); CUERESUS (Κερεσός, S. Columba de Ceralto) ; ANABIS (Ἀνάβις, Tarrega) ; BACASIS (Βακασίς. Manresa, the district round which is still called Bages) ; TELOBIS (Τηλοβίς, Matrtorell;) ASCERRIS (Ἀσκερρίς, Sagarra); UDURA Ὄυδουρα, Cardona); LISSA or LESA (Λήσα, near Manresa); SETELSIS (Σετελοίς Σελενσίς, Solsona;) CINNA (Κίννα, near Guisona), perhaps the same place as the SCISSUM of Livy (21.60, where the MSS. have Sciwsis, Stissum, Sisa), and the CISSA of [p. 2.2]Polybius (3.76: coins, ap. Sestini, pp. 132, 163; Num. Goth.).


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    • Polybius, Histories, 3.76
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 21, 60
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 2.6
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