), in Gallia Narbonensis, a colonia in the territory of the Cavari, as Pliny says (3.4); but D'Anville proposes to alter the meaning of this passage of Pliny by placing a full stop between “Cavarum” and “Valentia.” However, Valentia (Valence
) was not in the country of the Cavari, but in the territory of the Segallauni, as Ptolemy (2.10.12
) says, who calls it “colonia.” Valence
is a town on the east bank of the Rhone, a few miles below the junction of the Isère.
In the middle ages it was the capital of the Valentinois, and in the fifteenth century it became the seat of a university.