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Eth. AUSCI ((Eth. Αὔσκιοι), also Auscenses, one of the nations of Aquitania who submitted to Caesar's legatus, P. Crassus, in B.C. 56. Strabo (p. 191) says that they had the Latinitas at the time when he wrote. Mela (3.2) calls the Ausci the most illustrious of the Aquitanian nations. Their territory was fertile. The position of the Ausci is determined by that of Auch, or Augusta Auscorum, their chief town; and their territory may be represented pretty nearly by the French department of Gers. [AUGUSTA AUSCORUM]


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