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AGENDICUM

AGENDICUM or AGETINCUM in the Pentinger Table, one of the chief towns of the Senones in the time of Caesar (Caes. Gal. 6.44, 7.10, 57). The orthography of the word varies in the MSS. of Caesar, where there is Agendicum, Agedincum, and Agedicum. If it is the town which was afterwards called Senones (Amm. Marc. 16.3, Senonas oppidum), we may conclude that it is represented by the modern town of Sens, on the river Yonne. Some critics have supposed that Provins represents Agendicum. Under the Roman empire, in the later division of Gallia, Agendicun was the chief town of Lugdunensis Quarta, and it was the centre of several Roman roads. In the walls of the city there are some stones with Roman inscriptions and sculptures. The name Agredicum in the Antonine Itinerary may be a corruption of Agendicum.

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