A mythological Germanic tribal group attested probably as early as in Pytheas of Massilia (Plin. HN 37,35 Detlefsen with conjecture) (Plin. HN 4,96; 99; Tac. Germ. 2,2; Herminones), which, although the closest to reality of the three Mannus groups, merely functioned as a fictitious blanket term for Cimbri, Teutoni, and Chauci.
D. Timpe, Romano-Germanica, 1995, esp. 20-24.
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Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg),
Brill’s New Pauly
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