, in North Gallia, is placed by the Antonine Itin. on the road from Durocortorum (Reims
) to Augusta Trevirorum (Trier
). Vungus is between Durocortorum and Epoissuin (Iptsch, Ivois
), or Epusum [EPOISSUM
], and marked xxii. leugae from each place.
The direction of this road from Reims
is to the passage of the Maas
and before it reaches Ivois
it brings us to a place named Vonc,
near the river Aisne,
a little above Attigni.
This is a good example, and there are many in France, of the old Gallic names continuing unchanged. Flodoard, in his history of Reims,
speaks of “Municipium Vongum,” and the “Pagus Vongensis circa Axonnae ripas.” The Axonna is the Aisne.
The Roman road may be traced in several places between Reims
and there is an indication of this road in the place named Vau d'Etré
(de strata), at the passage of the river Suippe.