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OLEASTRUM (Ὀλέαστρον, Ptol. 2.4.14).


A town in Hispania Baetica, in the jurisdiction of Gades, with a grove of the same name near it. (Mela, 3.1.4; Plin. Nat. 3.1. s. 3.)


A town of the Cosetani in Hispania Tarraconensis, on the road from Dertosa to Tarraco (Itin. Ant. 399). Probably the same town mentioned by Strabo (iii. p.159), but erroneously placed by him near Saguntum. It seems also to have given name to the lead mentioned by Pliny (34.17. s. 49). Variously identified with Balaguer, Miramar, and S. Lucar de Barrameda (Marca, Hisp. 2.11. p. 142.) [T.H.D]

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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.1
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 34.17
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 2.4
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