Brill’s New Pauly

Get access

Chamavi
(170 words)

[German version]

Germanic tribe (of uncertain etymology); they preceded the Tubantes and Usipetes as inhabitants of land on the lower Rhine, which was later to become Roman military land (Tac. Ann. 13,55,2); before 12 BC they lived east of the Tencteri, west of the  Bructeri and north of the Marsi (cf. the early medieval district of ‘Hamaland’ around Deventer between IJssel and Rhine). After the defeat of the Bructeri in AD 98, the C. from the west began to settle in the Bructeri's former territory (Tac. Germ. 33,1; 34,1; TIR M 33,34). Ba…

Cite this page
Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg), “Chamavi”, 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 31 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e231310>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲