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SAETABIS

SAETABIS, SETABIS, or SAETABI (Σαίταβις, Strab. iii. p.160), a town of the Contestani in Hispania Tarraconensis. It was a Roman municilpium in the jurisdiction of Carthago (Murat. Inscr. ii. p. 1183. 6), and had the surname of Augustanorum. (Plin. Nat. 3.3. s. 4.) It lay upon an eminence (Sil. Ital. 3.372) to the S. of the Sucro, and was famed for its flax and linen manufacture. (Plin. Nat. 19.2. s. 1; Catull. 12.14, &c.) Now Jativa. (Cf. Laborde, Itin. i. p. 266; Marca, Hisp. 2.6. p. 118.)

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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 19.2
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.3
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