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Brennus
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(Βρέννος; Brénnos). Celtic titular name, from the Breton brennin ‘King’ [1. 105-108].

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[1] Gallian prince, defeated the Romans at the Allia, 390 BC

In the Roman annalistic tradition, prince of the Gallic  Senones, who in 390 BC decisively defeated the Romans at the Allia and occupied and pillaged Rome. When the Romans besieged on the Capitol tried to negotiate the withdrawal of the Gauls for 1,00…

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Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum), “Brennus”, 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 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e219890>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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