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Only mentioned by Avien. 182ff. and by Dionys. Per. 338. They were probably a Celtic tribe (different in [1. 978]), who originally lived on the island of Cartare (probably in the  Baetis delta), later south of the Tagus and in the Anas valley. Possibly identical with the Celtici (cf. Str. 3,1,6).


1 Holder 1.

A. Schulten, Fontes Hispaniae Antiquae 1, 21955, 104ff.

Tovar 2, 195f.

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Barceló, Pedro (Potsdam), “Cempsi”, 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 25 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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