a barbaric people, as Caesar calls them (B.C.
1.34), who inhabited the mountains above Massilia (Marseille
). They were employed on board their vessels by the Massilienses to oppose Caesar's fleet, which was under the command of D. Brutus, and they fought bravely in the sea-fight off Massilia, B.C. 49 (Caes. B.C.
The name of this people in Strabo is Ἀλβιεῖς
(p. 203); for it does not seem probable that he means two peoples, and if he does mean two tribes, they are both mountain tribes, and in the same mountain tract. D'Anville infers that a place called Albiosc,
which is about two leagues from Riez, in the department of Basses Alpes, retains the traces of the name of this people.