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TUCCA (Τοῦκκα, Ptol. 4.2.28).


A town of Mauretania Caesariensis. Ptolemy places it in the interior; but according to Pliny (5.2. s. 1) it was on the sea, at the mouth of the river Ampsaga. (Cf. Tab. Peut.


A town in the district of Byzacium in Africa Proper. (Ptol. 4.3.32.) From inscriptions found in a village still called Dugga it may be inferred that the place should be more correctly called Tugga. According to the Itin. Ant. (pp. 47, 49, 51) it lay 50 miles N. of Sufetula, the modern Sbaitha or Sfaitla, and also bore the name of Terebentina or Terebinthina, probably from its being situated in a neighbourhood abounding with the Terebinth tree. Tucca was a fortified town. (Procop. de Aed. 6.5.) It is probably the same place called Tuccabori by St. Augustin (adv. Donat. 6.24.) (Cf. Wessel. ad, Itin. p. 48.)


A town of Numidia. (Ptol. 4.3.29.) [T.H.D]

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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.2
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 4.2
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 4.3
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