A question intriguing as ever, addressed anew by John Collis, ‘Where did Sidonius Apollinaris live?’, in Martin Henig a.o., Villas, Sanctuaries and Settlement in the Romano-British Countryside: New Perspectives and Controversies.
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Graham Robb, in his travel account France: An Adventure History, London: Picador, 2022, revives the ancient theory of the Lake of Sarliève (south-east of Clermont, surmounted by Gergovia) as the location of Avitacum (part 1, ch. 2 ‘A Home in Gaul’). Cf. Stevens 1933, 187-88, Trément 2007.
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