a city of the Vocontii, who were in Gallia Narbonensis, on the east side of the Rhone.
Dea is only mentioned in the Itins., which place it between Lucus (Luc
) and Augusta (Aoust
), and 12 M. P. from Lucus. “The modern [p. 1.757]
site is Die,
in the department of Drôme.
” In the Notitia of the provinces of Gallia, it is called Civitas Deensium. If an inscription which is cited, “Col. Dea Avg. Voc,” is genuine, the place was made a colonia. Stephanus (s. v. Δία
) mentions a city, Dia, in Italy, close to the Alps, which may, possibly, be Dea; but if so, “Italy” is a mistake, and we should read “Gallia” instead.