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City in Gallia Narbonensis, present-day Saint-Blaise, east of the mouth of the Rhodanus (Rhône), c. 35 km north west of Massalia (Marseille) at the edge of a plateau. The plateau is surrounded by four salt water lakes (Étangs du Pourra, de Citis, d'Engrenier, de Lavalduc). The place name was unkown to the Greek geographers, it is only documented for the Early Middle Age settlement. It is possibly the local name of the Massaliotic oppidum of Mastramele (Steph. Byz. s. v. Μαστραμέλη/Mastramélē; Avien. 700: Mastrabala). U. may originally have been the name of the oppidum, …

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Winkle, Christian, “Ugium”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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