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Ligures, Liguria
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(Λίγυες; Lígyes). Pre-Indo-European tribe, intermarried with Indo-European Celts, possibly immigrated from northern Europe (Plut. Marius 19,3-5) to northern Italy. Originally widespread in the western Mediterranean (Iberia, Gaul, northern Italy to Latium, Sicily), the L. were driven back by population shifts into the area between the Alps and the Padus (Po): remains of Old Stone Age cultures (e.g. the caves of Balzi Rossi, Arene Candide); Lepontic inscriptions; terminology, onomastic and…

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Angeli Bertinelli, Maria Gabriella (Genoa), “Ligures, Liguria”, 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 14 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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