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Lemovices
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Celtic people in central Gaul [1], a region rich in gold, tin and iron (Str. 4,2,2). Sedullus, a leader of the L., fell in battle at Alesia (Caes. B Gall. 7,88,4). After incorporation into the province of Aquitania, Augustoritum was the capital of the civitas Lemovicum [2], and still in the 1st cent. AD it was administered by the so-called vergobretus [3] and later by duumviri. Brive [4], Blotomago and Carovicus are well known as vici (‘villages’). Under Diocletian, the L. were annexed to Aquitania I [5]. Around AD 300, Martialis, the bishop of Limoges, …

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Demarolle, Jeanne-Marie (Nancy), “Lemovices”, 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 24 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e700660>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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