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Ville Toulouse (Haute-Garonne, 31)
Subject(s) Temple / Temple of Isis
Author(s) Platter, Félix
  Physician from Basel, older brother of Thomas Platter (1536-1614)
Resource type Manuscript
Date 1557
References Platter A λ III, f. 94= Lötscher 1976, p. 268

Kieffer 1892 ; Labrousse 1968, pp. 412-417 ; Lötscher 1976 ; Le Roy Ladurie 1995 ; Lemerle 2005, pp. 97-100


Certain historians have identified the site of the Daurade as that of a temple dedicated to Isis; others with a temple dedicated to Jupiter. That a Roman temple existed in the Daurade area is certain; the divinity to which is was dedicated is not


« Wir sachen auch eine alte heidische kilchen, sol templum Isidis gwesen sein, do das pflaster von gfierten set[i]nlinen wie würfel, glantz wie goldt »...
= “We also saw an old pagan church, said to have been a Temple of Isis, paved with cubic stones, the size of dice and as shiny as gold.”