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1 He means to say that it gradually increases in breadth after leaving the narrow neck of the Pyrenees and approaching the confines of Lusitania.
2 B. iii. c. 3.
3 From Ruscino to Gades.
4 In the province now known as Guipuzcoa.
5 Supposed to be the present Cabo do la Higuera.
6 Probably inhabiting the eastern part of the provinces of Biscay and Alava, the eastern portion of Navarre, and, perhaps, a part of the province of Guipuzcoa.
7 According to Hardouin the modern San Sebastian occupies the site of their town.
8 On the same site as the modern Bermeo, according to Mannert. Hardouin thinks, however, and with greater probability, that it was situate at the mouth of the river Orio.
9 D'Anville considers this to be the site of the city of Bermeo.
10 Poinsinet thinks that this is Flavio in Bilbao, D'Anville calls it Portugalette, and Mannert thinks that it is the same as Santander, with which opinion Ansart agrees.
11 According to Ptolemy, the Cantabri possessed the western part of the province of La Montana, and the northern parts of the provinces of Palencia and Toro.
12 Most probably the present Rio de Suancès, by Mannert called the Saya, into which the Besanga flows. Hardouin however calls it the Nervio.
13 Ansart suggests that this is the modern San Vicente de la Barquera. If the river Sauga is the same with the Suancès, this cannot be the port of Santander, as has been suggested.
14 Or Ebro.
15 According to Ansart, this is either the modern Ensenada de Ballota or else the Puerta de Pô
16 According to Ansart, the Orgenomesci occupied the same territory which Ptolemy has assigned to the Cantabri in general. See Note 10 above.
17 Hardouin takes this to be Villaviciosa. Ansart thinks that Ria de Cella occupies its site.
18 They are supposed to have occupied the greater part of the principality of the Asturias and the province of Leon.
19 Hardouin and Mannert consider this to be identical with Navia or Nava, six miles to the east of Oviedo, an obscure place in the interior. Ansart however would identify it with Villaviciosa.
20 No doubt the headland now known as the Cabo de Penas.
21 Now Lugo in Gallicia.
22 Supposed by Ansart to be the Rio Caneiro, into which the Rio Labio discharges itself.
23 Supposed by Ansart to have dwelt in the vicinity of the Celtic promontory, now Cabo de Finisterra or Cape Finisterre. Of the Egovarri and Iadoni nothing whatever is known.
24 Their towns are mentioned by Ptolemy as being situate on a bay near Nerium or the promontory of Cape Finisterre.
25 Mannert thinks that the Nelo is the same as the Rio Allones; the Florius seems not to have been identified.
26 The inhabitants of Cape Finisterre.
27 Dwelling on the banks of the river which from them takes its modern name of Tambre.
28 Mannert and Ansart are of opinion that this peninsula was probably the modern Cabo Taurinan or Cabo Villano, most probably the latter.
29 On the occasion probably of his expedition against the Cantabri.
30 Their towns, Iria Flavia and Lacus Augusti, lay in the interior, on the sites of the present Santiago de Compostella and Lugo.
31 Probably the modern Noya.
32 They are supposed to have occupied the district in which the warm springs are found, which are known as Caldas de Contis and Caldas deRey.
33 It is suggested by Ansart that the islands here meant are those called Carreira, at the mouth of the river Ulla, and the Islas de Ons, at the mouth of the Tenario.
34 See B. iii. c. 4.
35 Inhabiting the vicinity of the modern Pontevedra.
36 According to Ptolemy also their town was Tudse, the modern Tuy.
37 The modern Islas de Scyas or of Bayona.
38 The town of Bayona, about six leagues from the mouth of the river Minho.
39 The Minho.
40 They occupied the tract of country lying between the rivers, and known as Entre Douro y Minho.
41 Now Braga on the Cavado.
42 The Lima.
43 The river Douro.
44 See B. iii. c. 3.
45 Both lead, properly so called, and tin.
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