The name of this people, occurs in the Trophy of the Alps, as preserved by Pliny (3.20
In the inscription on the arch at Segusio (Susa
), the name Egdinii occurs, and it is supposed that the two names mean the same people.
It is conjectured that they may have been in the valley of the Tinea,
a river which flows down from near Barcelonette
into the Var;
and in that part which is called the Val St. Etienne,
according to some modern authorities, where there are said to be Roman remains.
This opinion of the site of the Ectini seems to rest, on the resemblance of the name to that of the Tinea,
which is not much.