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Arverni
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[German version]

Celtic tribe in the Auvergne, neighbouring the Segusiavi and the Haedui, separated from the Helvetii by the Cebenna mons (Caes. B Gall. 1,31; Str. 4,2,2; Ptol. 2,8,17). In the 6th cent. BC, the A. participated in the raids of Italy (Liv. 5,34,5). Their king  Bituitus was defeated and captured by Domitius and Fabius in 122/21 BC (Liv. per. 61). In 52 BC, the Avernian king  Vercingetorix led all of Gaul in revolt. After their subjugation, Rome treated the A. with leniency; Plin. HN 4,109 classified them as liberi. Their capital was the newly founded Augustonemetum, th…

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Frezouls, Edmond (Strasbourg), “Arverni”, 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 12 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e202760>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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