Horrea Classis

Attested:  Ptolemy 2,3,14  Ὀρρεα, a πολις of the Ουενικωνες;  RC Poreoclassis

Where:  R&S suggested “an unlocated Roman fort near Monifieth” on the north bank of the Tay, near Dundee, which was also accepted by Marx (2013), but a much better guess is the big fort at Carpow, further up the Tay, at NO207179.

Name origin:  Latin horreum ‘storehouse’ of the classis ‘fleet, army’

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Last Edited: 15 April 2016