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Ville Bordeaux (Gironde, 33)
Subject(s) Roman city walls
Author(s) Platter, Thomas II
  Physician from Basel, younger brother of Felix Platter (1574-1628)
Resource type Manuscript
Date 1599
References Platter A λ V, f. 399v°= Keiser 1968, p. 440

Étienne 1962, pp. 204-211 ; Keiser 1968 ; Le Roy Ladurie 1995 ; Barraud/Liničres/Maurin 1996, pp. 15-75 ; Le Roy Ladurie 2000 ; Lemerle 2005, pp. 28-31, 103


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= “Firstly, there are still many old walls within the town that suggest that this town was once a good deal larger than it is now and that, already in the time of the emperor Augustus, it was held in high esteem.”