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Celtic (?) name of a leader of the Suebi who commanded a large tribal army together with his brother  Nasua in 58 BC [1. 438-440]. The attempt to cross the Middle Rhine and to aid  Ariovistus against Caesar failed because Ariovist was defeated in Alsace and subsequently fled across the Rhine (Caes. B Gall. 1,37,3; 1,54,1).


1 Evans.

H. Bannert, s.v. C., RE Suppl. 15, 88-89

G. Walser, Caesar und die Germanen, 1956, 49.

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Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum), “Cimberius”, 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 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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