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DINIA (Digne), a town in Gallia Narbonensis. Pliny (3.4) says that the Avantici and Bodiontici were added by the emperor Galba to the list (formula) of the people of Narbonensis, and he mentions Dinia as their capital, or he may mean the capital of the Bodiontici only, though he has ill expressed himself, if that is his meaning. The name of Dinia does not occur in the Itins.; but as Digne, now in the department of the Basses Alpes, became the chief place of a diocese, its identity with Dinia is easily made out. In the Notitia of the provinces of Galba, “Civitas Diniensium” occurs. Ptolemy (2.10.19) makes Dinia (Δινία) the chief place of the Sentii, which is either an error, or some change had been made between the time of Pliny and Ptolemy, and the Avantici and Bodiontici were included in the territory of the Sentii.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.4
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 2.10
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