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CHAP. 27. (24.)—THE NORICI.

In the rear of the Carni and the Iapydes, along the course of the great river Ister1, the Rhæti touch upon the Norici2: their towns are Virunum3, Celeia, Teurnia, Aguntum4, Vianiomina5, Claudia6, and Flavium Solvense7. Adjoining to the Norici is Lake Peiso8, and the deserts of the Boii9; they are however now inhabited by the people of Sabaria10, a colony of the now deified emperor Claudius, and the town of Scarabantia Julia11.

1 The Donau or Danube.

2 Noricum corresponded to the greater part of the present Styria and Carinthia, and a part of Austria, Bavaria, and Salzburg.

3 According to D'Anville the modern Wolk-Markt, on the river Drau or Drave. Celeia is the modern Cilley in Carniola. Teurnia, according to Mannert, is the Lurnfelde, near the small town of Spital.

4 According to Mannert it was situate near the modern town of Innichen, near the sources of the Drave.

5 Supposed to be the same as the Vindobona or Vindomona of other authors, standing on the site of the modern city of Vienna.

6 According to Cluver, it stood on the site of the modern Clausen in Bavaria.

7 Mannert says that this place was the same with the modern Solfeld, near Klagenfurt.

8 D'Anville and other writers think that this is the Neusiedler See, not far from Vienna. Mannert, however, is of opinion that the name ought to be written Pelso, and that the modern Balaton or Platten See is meant.

9 The mountainous and woody tract in the vicinity of the Lake Balaton, on the confines of ancient Noricum and Pannonia.

10 Now Sarvar on the river Raab, on the confines of Austria and Hungary.

11 According to Hardouin, the modern Sopron or Œdenburg.

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