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Eth. RAURACI or RAURICI (Ῥαυρικοί). The form Raurici appears in Ptolemy (2.9.18), in Pliny (iv. [p. 2.695]17), and in some inscriptions. Ptolemy mentions two towns of the Rauraci, Rauricorum Augusta and Argentovaria [AUGUSTA RAURACORUM; ARGENTARIA]. Augusta is Augst near Bâle, in the Swiss Canton of Bâle, and Argentovaria may be Artzenheim. The position of these places helps us to form a measure of the extent of the territory of the Rauraci, which may have nearly coincided with the bishopric of Bâle.

The Rauraci joined the Helvetii in their emigration, B.C. 58. [HELVETII]


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