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AVANTICI

Eth. AVANTICI an Inalpine people, whom the emperor Galba included within the limits of Gallia Narbonensis (Plin. Nat. 3.4). Pliny mentions Dinia (Digne) as the capital of the Avantici and Bodiontici, and thus enables us to determine the position of the Avantici in a general way. Digne is in the department of Basses Alpes, on the Bleonne, a branch of the Durance. A place named Avançon seems to represent the name Aventici; but D'Anville thinks that its position does not correspond to the probable position of the Avantici.

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