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CA´LYDON or CA´LIDON, a place in Gallia,. mentioned by Ammianus Marcellinus (27.1). D'anville was not able to assign its position. Hadrian Valesius, who changed the reading of the, MSS. to Cabilona, takes the place to be Châlon-sur-Saône; but there is no MS. authority for this alteration. The narrative of Ammianus does not help us in determining the position. Walckenaer (Geog. vol. i. p. 516), relying on the resemblance of name which he finds in the forest of Caldnoven, in the. French department of the Moselle, in the arrondissement of Thionville, places Calydon near the forest, and at Thionville, or, as he adds, rather, at 3000 feet distant from Thionville, at Yentz, on the right bank of the Mosel, where many medals have been found; but he does not say what kind of medals.


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