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MINARIACUM in Belgica, is placed on a road from Castellum (Cassel) to Turnacum (Tournai); and a road also ran from Castellum through Minariacum to Nemetacum (Arras). The distance is xi. (leagues) from Cassel, a well-known position, to Minariacum. D'Anville contends that the geographers are mistaken in placing Minariacum at Merghem, or, as the French call it, Merville, on the river Lys, instead of placing it at Esterre, also on the Lys. The distances as usual cause a difficulty, and there is nothing else that decides the question. An old Roman road leads from Cassel to Esterre, and Roman coins have been found at Esterre.


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