‘Homeland of the Boii’, now Bohemia (sources: Str. 7,1,3; Vell. Pat. 2,109,5; Tac. Germ. 28,2). Although widely abandoned by the Celtic Boii around 60 BC (Caes. Gall. 1,5,4; cf. Str. 7,1,5; Plin. HN 3,146 deserta Boiorum) and occupied by the Marcomanni shortly before the end of that cent., the region retained their name. That it gave its name to the Baiovarii is disputed but quite likely.
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Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg),
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 19 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e218860>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510