, a people of Gallia.
In the passage of Caesar (Caes. Gal. 7.75
) some editions have Velauni, but it is certain that whatever is the true form of the name, these Velauni are the Vellaioi (Οὐελλαΐοι
) of Strabo (p. 190). The Gabali and Velauni in Caesar's time were subject to the Arverni. In Ptolemy (2.7.20
) the name is Velauni (Οὐέλαυνοι
), but he puts them next to the Auscii, which is a great mistake. D'Anville says that the diocese of Pui
represents their territory; but that this cannot be said of the small province of Vellay,
which was annexed to Languedoc
in the ante-revolutionary division of France.
In the Notit. of the Provinces of Gallia, the capital of the Vellavi is Civitas Vellavorum [REVESSIO