a place in Gallia,near to,and northwest of Augustonemetum (Clermont en Auvergne),
which Sidonius Apollinaris, once bishop of Clermont, names Pagus Violvascensis, with the remark that it was in a previous age named Martialis, from having been the winter quarters of the Julian legions.
The tradition may refer to Caesar's legions.
The place is now Volvic
(D'Anville, Notice, &c.