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(Ambicatos). Celtic compound name with ambi- ‘around’ [5. 122-123, 215; 1. 134-135; 4. 708]. According to Livy the  Biturigan A. during the reign of  Tarquinius Priscus in Rome was king of all Celts (Liv. 5,34,2). Because of overpopulation, he is supposed to have, under the leadership of his nephew  Segovesus, caused the first Celtic immigration to the Po Plain (Liv. 5,34,3-9).


1 Evans

2 Holder, vol. 1, 120

3 E. Klebs, s. v. A. RE 1, 1798

4 R. M. Ogilvie, Comm. on Livy, 1965

5 Schmidt.

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Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum), “Ambigatus”, 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 05 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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