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Eth. QUADIA´TES In the inscription on the arch of Susa, published by Maffei, there is a list of the Alpine peoples who were under the dominion of Cottius. The first name is the Seguvii, and the last is the Quadiates. There is nothing that enables us to fix the position of the Quadiates.

Pliny (3.4) mentions a people in. Gallia Narbonensis under the name of Quariates. After naming the Oxybii and Lingauni [LINGAUNI], he adds: “Super quos Suetri, Quariates, Adunicates.” The valley of Queiras on the left bank of the Durance, below Briançon, and a little above Embrun, is supposed to represent the position of the Quariates. D'Anville conjectures that the Quadiates of the inscription may be the same as the Quariates, for the R of the inscription, if it is not very clear, may have been taken for a D ; or the complete name may have been Quadriates, the name of Queiras in old records being Quadriatium.


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