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DARMC location 7291

a Pleiades location resource

Creators: S.J. Keay, R.W. Mathisen, H.S. Sivan
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, T. Elliott, S. Gillies
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Last modified Feb 14, 2012 05:32 PM History
1M scale point location

unknown

{ "type": "Point", "coordinates": [ -0.688751, 42.274979999999999 ] }

Unknown

Certain

DARMC A

representative

  • Roman, early Empire (30 BC-AD 300) (confident)
  • Late Antique (AD 300-AD 640) (confident)

DARMC OBJECTID: 7291

DARMC OBJECTID: 7291

René Voorburg
René Voorburg says:
Sep 30, 2011 07:11 AM

This location for Forum Gallorum is not too likely.
According to IA, Forum Gallorum is 30 miles from Caesarea Augusta and 22 miles from Ebelinum. This site is much closer too Ebelinum and much further from Ceasarea Augusta. Further, according to Ravenna their are two stops between Forum Gallorum and Ebelinum (Pacca, Iulia). With this location that is very unlikely. Based on distances solely, the area of the current day Gurrea de Gállego offers a much more likely candidate.

Tom Elliott
Tom Elliott says:
Sep 30, 2011 01:34 PM

René: You're right to point out the discrepancy here. I think what we'd need to do in order to either downgrade the confidence associated with this location or to replace it with another one would be to have a look at what TIR Caesaraugusta 117-18 (cited on the parent place) has to say about the location and whether it addresses the issue of the figures recorded in the Antonine Itineraries. Do you by chance have ready access to a copy of Tabula Imperii Romani K-30, Madrid: Caesaraugusta, Clunia (Madrid: 1993)?

Tom Elliott
Tom Elliott says:
Sep 30, 2011 03:04 PM

I've just posted the following message to the Pleiades Community list:

Dear friends and colleagues:

René Voorburg has raised concerns over the Pleiades location for Forum Gallorum (http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/246395/), given relevant evidence from the Antonine Itineraries. You can see his comment, and my initial response, at http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/246395/darmc-location-7291 .

I'd be grateful if some member of the Pleiades user community, who has local access to TIR Caesaraugusta* can check pages 117-118 to see on what grounds it locates Forum Gallorum at Cerro de San Mitiel (Ayerbe) and whether it addresses the anomalous distance measures René noticed. Neither René nor I have immediate access to the volume.

Please provide your response by appending a comment to the above discussion thread. Many thanks!

* TIR Caesaraugusta = *Tabula Imperii Romani K-30, Madrid: Caesaraugusta, Clunia* (Madrid: 1993).

Best,
Tom