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Eth. AR´VII are only mentioned by Ptolemy, who places them in Gallia Lugdunensis, next to the Diablintes. D'Anville ascertained the position of this people, who, with the Cenomani and the Diablintes, occupied what was afterwards the diocese of Mans. He discovered the site of the capital of the Arvii, which preserves the name of Erve or Arve, on the banks of a stream which flows into the river Sarthe, near Sablé. The Sarthe joins the Mayenne, which enters the Loire below Angers. The name of the chief town of the Arvii in Ptolemy is Vagoritum.


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