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Vesontio
(1,207 words)

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(Vesontine, Bisontii, Besantio, Οὐεσόντιον/Ouesóntion, modern Besançon, Dép. du Doubs), civitas metropolis of the Sequani.

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I. Beginnings

Thanks to its outstanding topographical location (Caes. B Gall. 1,38,4; Julian. Ep. 26; Ptol. 2,9,21) in an almost circular oxbow of the Dubis (modern Doubs; radius 600 m), with the isthmus blocked in the southeast by a …

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Schön, Franz (Regensburg), “Vesontio”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12202280>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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