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Hercynia silva
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[German version]

I. Geography

Collective term for the central European low mountain ranges, first mentioned in Aristot. Mete. 1,13. It took nine days to cross it from north to south (Caes. B Gall. 6,25-28; interpolated according to [1]), and 60 from west to east; the forest, abundant with unknown wild beasts, extended from the borders of the Helvetii, Nemetes, and Rauraci along the Danube to the border region (fines) of the Dacians and Anartes (further source references easily accessible through the indices in…

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Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) and Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg), “Hercynia silva”, 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 29 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e509410>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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