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Quimper is the Breton name of the town; its Gallo-Roman name was Civitas Aquilonia or Corisopitum. The Latin phrase civitas, which in post-Roman times became civitas (city), was an administrative district under Roman rule, and a municipium in late antiquity. It is sometimes called Civitas Ausciorum after the ancient tribe who lived here before being assimilated by the Breton invaders and inhabitants. History [ edit ] The earliest traces of human settlement date back to 800 BC, when there were still forested areas due to climate change caused by post glacial warming. There are traces of Roman occupation including a wall built in early Christian times, while other sources believe that Quimper has been occupied since prehistoric times. In 56 BC, Julius Caesar's forces fought against an alliance consisting mostly of Veneti tribes at Battle of Vouillé near Quimper.