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Pictŏnes

A people of Aquitanic Gaul, a short distance below the Ligeris (Loire). Their territory corresponds to the modern Poitou. Ptolemy assigns them two capitals, Augustoritum and Limonum, but the former in strictness belonged to the Lemovices. The city of Limonum, the true capital, answers to the modern Poitiers. Strabo gives the name of this people with the short penult, Ptolemy with the long one. The short quantity is followed by Lucan (i. 436). Ammianus Marcellinus uses the form Pictāvi (xv. 11). See Picti.

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