BLAVIABLAVIA (Blaye), on the right bank of the Garonne, and on the road from Burdigala (Bordeaux) to Mediolanum of the Santones, or Saintes. In the Antonine Itin. the name varies, according to the MSS., between Blavium and Blavatum, but the Table has it Blavia, as it is in Ausonius. (Epist. 10)-- Aut iteratarum qua glarea trita viarum Fert militarem ad Blaviam.
The distances from Bordeaux do not agree either with the Itinerary or the Table, but the site of Blavia cannot be doubtful. The Blabia of the Notitia is supposed by D'Anville and others to be at the mouth of the Blavet, in the department of Morbihan. [G.L]