Brill’s New Pauly

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Celtic tribe, once the most important in Gallia (Liv. 5,34); their name means ‘eternal rulers’. Neighbours to the Haedui and Carnutes, subjugated by Caesar (Caes. B Gall. 7,12-28: capture of Noviodunum and  Avaricum, pillage of more than 20 towns). A distinction is made between the B. Cubi (Str. 4,2,1; Plin. HN 4,109; Ptol. 2,7,10; CIL XIII 1316-88; 1159-83; [1. 160-172]), who settled between the Loire and the Vienne, the Sologne and Monts du Forez with Avaricum as their capital, well known for their metalworkin…

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Frezouls, Edmond (Strasbourg), “Bituriges”, 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 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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