Definition of oppidum in English:
noun (plural oppida)
An ancient Celtic fortified town, especially one under Roman rule.
- A major Celtic oppidum identified as the ancient site of Bibracte near Bourges in central France.
- Coins came into use, again following Mediterranean practices, and large settlements known as oppida developed as centres for trade and commerce in the years leading up to the conquest.
- He discusses socio-economic effects, such as the decline of the oppida, as well as the complex issues of identity and perception which arose as a result of Roman rule.
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