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Lugii
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The Germanic ‘great people’ (μέγα ἔθνος; méga éthnos, Str. 7,1,3), the L. (Lugiorum nomen), comprised many tribes, the most powerful being the Harii, the Helvecones, the Manimi, the Helisii and the Naha(na)rvali. Among the last, the cult community had its sacred grove (Tac. Germ. 43,2). Ptolemy differentiates L. Oma(n)noí, Didoûnoi and Boûroi (Λ. Ὀμαννοί/Ὀμανοί;, Διδοῦνοι, Βοῦροι, Ptol. 2,11,18; 20). As neighbours of the Suebi and the Goti, the L. settled in Silesia on the Oder and in the bordering regions along the Amber Road ( Amber). Under Maroboduus allied with …

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Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg), “Lugii”, 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 22 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e711610>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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