a river of Venetia, in the country of the Carni, placed by the Itineraries on the road from Aquileia to Aemona across the Julian: Alps. (Itin. Ant.
p. 128; Tab. Peut.
) It can be no other than the stream now called the Wippach
(in Italian, Vipao
), which falls into the Isonzo
(Sontius), near Gorizia.
It was on the banks of this river that the usurper Eugenius was defeated and slain by Theodosius, A.D. 394. Claudian, in alluding to this victory, notices the extreme coldness of the waters from which the river derived its name. (Claudian. de III. Cons. Honor.
99; Zosim, 4.58; Hist. Miscell.
xii. p. 530.)