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Aequi
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Oscan Samnite tribe in central Italy between  Latini,  Marsi, and  Hernici. In the 5th and 4th cents. BC, the A. fought against Rome. They occupied Latin towns and attempted to gain control of the Algido valley where, in 458 BC, they encircled the army of the consul L. Minucius, but were defeated by  Cincinnatus (Liv. 3,25-29; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 10,22-25). In 431 BC, they suffered defeat at the hand of the dictator A. Postumius Tubertus (Liv. 4,27-29; Diod. Sic. 12,64; Plut. Camillus 2,1 f.). They were finally subjugated in 304 BC…

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Marasco, Gabriele (Pisa), “Aequi”, 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 19 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e105820>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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