Δουνιον

Attested:  Ptolemy 2,3,29 Δουνιον, a πολις of the Δουροτριγες

Where:  probably Hod Hill fort and its Roman camp at ST85491080.

Name origin:  See here about dunum ‘fort’.

Notes: Kleineberg et al. (2012) chose this location on the basis of their re-analysis of Ptolemy's coordinates, whereas in the past Δουνιον had been assigned to the big hill-fort at Maiden Castle, near Dorchester, which is otherwise not mentioned.

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Last edited: 14 June 2019
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