M'Daourouch is a municipality in Souk Ahras Province,
Algeria, occupying the site of the former Roman town of Madauras, Madaure, or Madaura(see also for homonyms) which is now a Roman Catholic titular seein the former Roman provinceof Numidia.
As of the
1998census, M'Daourouch has 24.919 inhabitants, which gives it 11 seats in the PMA.m'daourouch is areally beuatiful city, it's the city of the catholic saint augustine,
It was an old Numidian town which, having once belonged to the Kingdom of
Syphax, was annexed to that of Massinissaat the close of the second Punic War. It became a Roman colonyabout the end of the first century and was famous for its schools. It was the native town of Apuleius, author of " The Golden Ass", and of the grammarians Nonius Marcellusand Maximus. St. Augustine studied there; through a letter which he addressed later to the inhabitants we learn that many were still pagans. Madaurus had many martyrs known by their epitaphs; several are named in the Roman Catholic martyrologyon 4 July. Three bishops are known: Antigonus, who attended the council of Carthage, 349; Placentius, the council of 407 and the Conference of 411; Pudentius, sent into exile by the Vandal king Hunericwith the other bishops who had been present at the Conference of 484. The ruins of Madaurus are seen near M'Daouroch, under French colonial rule in the department of Constantine(in Algeria). A fine Roman mausoleum, vast baths, a Byzantine fortress, a Christian basilicaare noteworthy and have furnished several Christian inscriptions.
[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09512a.htm Catholic Encyclopedia article]
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