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Bastarnae, Basternae
(289 words)

[German version]

Germanic tribal group (Plin. HN 4,81; Str. 7,3,17) originally from the upper Vistula (face urns). Since c. 233 BC, they have been found in the area between Olbia and the Danube delta (IOSPE 12 32; Pomp. Trog. 28). In the period before the change from BC to AD, the B. were one of the largest south-east Germanic tribes. The B. who settled in the Carpathian Basin until late antiquity were known under the name of Peucini. In 182 BC, Philip V required the B. to move into the area of the Dardani. In 179, they attacked  Thrace (Liv. 40,57f.). They may have been allies of the Macedo…

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von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) and Tokhtas'ev, Sergej R. (St. Petersburg), “Bastarnae, Basternae”, 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 21 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e213720>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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