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CA´NTIUM

CA´NTIUM (Κάντιον), in Britain. Name for name, the county Kent. Probably the two areas coincide as well, or nearly so. Mentioned by Caesar as being that part of the coast where the traffic with Gaul was greatest, and where the civilisation was highest. The North Foreland was called Cantium [p. 1.503]Promontorium. (Caes. Gal. 5.13, 14, 22; Strab. i. p.63, iv. pp. 193, 199; Ptol. 2.3.27; comp. CANTAE)

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