Geographical sites:

  • Marseilles (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #148127)
    Pleiades_icon Massalia/Massilia settlement Description: Massalia/Massilia (modern Marseille) was founded by Phocaean Greeks ca. 600 BC as a trading outpost.

Citations:

Text #5848

Fredegar. The Fourth Book of the Chronicle of Fredegar
[Fred. Chron. 18. Translated by John Michael Wallace-Hadrill. Oxford University Press. 1960 p. 12]

In the fourth year of Theuderic’s reign, Quolen, by birth a Frank, was made patrician. In this year Marseilles and other cities of Provence were devasted by plague;

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