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A´XONA (Aisne), a branch of the Isara (Oise). The Oise joins the Seine below Paris. Caesar encamped on the Axona in the second year (B.C. 57) of his Gallic campaign (B. G. 2.5). Dio Cassius (39.2) writes the name Αὔξουννος. Ausonius (Mosel. 5.461) names it “Axona praeceps,” an epithet which is not appropriate.

The Axona, according to Caesar, was in “extremis Remorum finibus,” and the direction of his movements shows that this river was at or near their northern boundary.


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