A mountain of Caledonia, forming one of a large range of mountains extending from east to
west through almost the whole breadth of modern Scotland, from Loch Lomond
to Stonehaven. The range is now called the Grampian Hills, and the name is derived from the
Mons Grampius, which is mentioned by Tacitus as the spot where Galgacus waited the approach of
29). Some scholars defend Graupius
as the proper form.