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(Σηκοανοί/Sēkoanoí, Σηκουανοί/Sēkouanoí). A Celtic people, ethnically and culturally related to the north and east Gallic tribes, who in the Prehistoric Period presumably lived on the Sequana [1] (Seine) first, later in present-day Franche-Comté. In the mid 1st cent. BC, the rule of king Catamantaloedes was succeeded by an aristocratic regime (Caes. B Gall. 1,3,4). The S. called the Germani into their country against the Haedui and were forced to cede to them large parts of their territory (Caes. B Gall. 1,31). The battles of Caesar against the Helvetii and Ariovist…

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Schön, Franz (Regensburg), “Sequani”, 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 20 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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