Classical Names of Towns and Cities

. These are some of the less obvious names one meets with on old title-pages:

Abbatis VillaAbbeville.
Albani FanumSt. Albans.
ArgentinaStrasburg.
Augusta TiberiiRatisbon.
AureliaOrleans.
BorussiaPrussia.
CantabrigiaCambridge.
CantuariaCanterbury.
CestriaChester.
CicestriaChichester.
DivioDijon.
DuacumDouay.
DunelmumDurham.
EboracumYork.
ExoniaExeter.
GlascuaGlasgow.
Haga ComitumThe Hague.
LipsiæLeipsic.
Londinium }London.
Londinum }
LugduniLyons.
Lugdunum BatavorumLeyden.
Lutetia } Paris.
Lut. Par. }
Massilia Marseilles.
MediolanumMilan.
MoguntiæMayence.
NicæaNice.
Noriberga }Nuremberg.
Norica }
OxoniaOxford.
Padova }Padua.
Patavium }
PetriburgumPeterborough.
RemiRheims.
RoffaRochester.
RomaRome.
Rothomagus Rouen.
RupellaRochelle.
SarumSalisbury.
SestiæAix, Provence.
TridentumTrent.
Varsovia }Warsaw.
Warsovia
Venetiæ }Venice
Vinegia }
VincentiaVicenza.
VindobonaVienna.
WestmonasteriumWestminster.
WintoniaWinchester.
Wormacia Worms.

Taken from Gesta Typographica by Chas. Jacobi, 1897, page 34.

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Classical Names of Towns and Cities

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