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Iuthungi
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(‘offsprings, descendants’). One of the Germanic warrior communities living north of the Danube, identified by the Romans with the  Semnones [1; 2], defeated by the Romans (AE 1993, 1231; [5]) at Augsburg on 24/25 April AD 260 (unnecessary doubt over the date in [3], cf. [4]) on the way back from Italy. Annoyed at the absence of annual tributes, contrary to treaty and without a declaration of war, they advanced into Italy again in 270, but were overcome by Aurelianus ‘at the crossing of the Danube’ and after attacks in 271 at  Fanum Fortunae and  Ticinus were beaten (Dexipp…

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Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg), “Iuthungi”, 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 18 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e604380>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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