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Am(p)sivarii
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Germanic tribe, ‘the people who live on the (lower) Ems’; in AD 9, they stayed loyal to Rome under the leadership of Boiocalus, but during Nero's reign (middle of the 1st cent. AD), following their eviction by the Chauci, they tried in vain to settle in the military territory on the eastern bank of the Lower Rhine [1]. Despite their fifty years of allegiance to Rome, the Romans drove them out; the tribe found no admittance with the  Usipetes, nor the  Tubantes,  Chatti and  Cherusci and was heavily decimated in foreign parts (Tac. Ann. 13,55 f.). At the end of th…

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Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg), “Am(p)sivarii”, 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 16 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e119130>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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