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BLU´CIUM (Βλούκιον), a place in Galatia, in the division of the Tolistobogii. It was the residence of the Gallic king Deiotarus (Strab. p. 567) in defence of whom Cicero made an oration, addressed to the Dictator Caesar. In the text of Cicero (pro Reg. Deiot. 6, 7), the name is read Luceium (ed. Orelli), and, accordingly, Groskurd (Transl. Strab. vol. ii. p. 512) corrects Strabo by writing Λούκειον. But the name is as likely to be correct in Strabo's text as in Cicero's. The site of the place is unknown.


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