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Marcomanni
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A Germanic tribe belonging to the Suebi (border people [26. 161f.]) that was probably forced from the middle Elbe region into the upper and middle Main region by the migrations of the Cimbri and Teutoni. The M. supplied mercenaries: from 72 BC for the Sequani in their war against the Haedui, in 60 BC for the Dacians during the destruction of the Boii kingdom in Bohemia, in 58 for Ariovistus against Caesar (Caes. B Gall. 1,51,2). Severely defeated by Claudius [II 24] Drusus probably in 9 BC (Oros. 6,21,15; Flor. 2,30,23; cf. Cass. Dio 55,1,2), under their king Marbod ( Maroboduus…

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Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg), “Marcomanni”, 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 28 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e723020>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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