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Lugdunum, Lugudunum
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(modern Lyons).

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Oldest, purely Celtic form on a silver coin from 42 BC. Lugudunon, Latin Lugudunum; Ptol. 2,8,17: Λούγδουνον/Loúgdounon. Cass. Dio 46,50,5 mentions Λουγούδουνον/Lougoúdounon as the oldest form and Λούγδουνον as the usual form in his time. The meaning of the first part of the word…

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Lafond, Yves (Bochum) and Leglay, Marcel (Lyon), “Lugdunum, Lugudunum”, 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 07 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e711570>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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