Attested: Ptolemy 2,3,16 Ολικανα
Where: Roman fort at Ilkley, West Yorkshire, SE11634789, on the banks of the river Wharfe (Verbeia), from analysis of Ptolemy’s coordinates by Kleineberg, Marx, and Lelgemann (2012).
Name origin: Greek ολεκω ‘to ruin, destroy, kill’ is the obvious parallel, probably from PIE *olə- ‘to destroy’. Archaeological evidence suggests the fort was twice destroyed by fire.
Last Edited: 19 June 2016