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LANCE (Itin. Ant. p. 395), or LA´NCIA (Λαγκία, D. C. 53.25, 29; Flor. 4.12; Oros. 6.21), or LANCIATUM (Λαγκίατον, Ptol. 2.6.29), the chief city of the LANCEATI (Λαγκίατοι, Ptol. l.c.) or LANCIENSES (Plin. Nat. 3.3. s. 4), a tribe of the Astures, in Hispania Tarraconensis. It was strongly fortified, and was the most important city of that region, even more so than LEGIO VII. GEMINA, at least before the settlement of the latter by the Romans, by whom Lancia was destroyed, though it was again restored. It lay on the high road from Caesaraugusta to Legio VII. (Leon), only 9 M. P. from the latter, where its name is still to be traced in that of Sollanco or Sollancia. (Florez, Esp. S. vol. xvi. p. 16; Ukert, vol. ii. pt. 1. p. 441.)


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.3
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