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Cuicul

Creators: E.W.B. Fentress
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Johan Åhlfeldt, R. Warner, Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
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Last modified Nov 16, 2014 03:09 PM History
A Berbero-Roman town of North Africa (modern Djémila in Algeria). Sometimes labeled on maps and in travel information as "Curculum".

http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/305068

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Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 31 D4 Cuicul

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Djemila
 
Maps, travel websites, and tourist information sometimes refer to this site as "Curculum" although we have so far not found any reliable ancient text that provides evidence for this name variant. It may represent an attempt at reconstruction of a Latin name on the basis of the form provided in Greek by Ptolemy; we would be grateful for bibliographic references that provide more information about this variant. Here is what Werner Huss writes about the ancient names for this site in Brill's New Pauly (sub "Cuicul"): "Attested forms of the name: Κοúλκουα, Ptol. 4,3,29; Cuiculi, It. Ant. 29,1; Culchul, Tab. Peut. 2,4; Chulchul, Geogr. Rav. 39,25."

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Fentress, E.. "Places: 305068 (Cuicul)". Pleiades. <http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/305068> [Accessed: July 24, 2016 12:30 pm]

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