chapter  6
Recopolis: Vrbs Relicta? An Historico-Archaeological Debate
ByIsabel Velázquez, Gisela Ripoll
Pages 32

For example, in 581, a few years aer the foundation of Recopolis, Leovigild founded another city, named Victoriacum (perhaps to equate with Vitoria or possibly Iruña; some scholars have even suggested Vitoriano, now the site of a village in the province of Álava), in honour of his successful military campaign in the north of the Iberian Peninsula, marked by the annexation of a pars Vasconiae to the Visigothic regnum ( John of Biclar, Chron. 60 = a. 581.3). Similarly, at a later date, King Suinthila founded the city of Ologicus, probably present-day Olite (Isidore of Seville, HG, 63.1-12).