Northern tributary of the Ister (Danube), the modern Morava in Moravia (Tac. Ann. 2,63; Plin. HN 4,81). The name means ‘slow’.It should not be confused with the Máris in Hdt.4,48 or the Márisos in Str. 7,3,13. An important trade route northwards to the Mare Balticum. After the surrender of Maroboduus in AD 19, the Romans settled the Marcomanni between the M. and the Cusus under the rule of the Quadian king Vannius (Tac. 2,63). According to Plin. HN 4,81, the M. separated the Suebi and Vannius's kingdom from the Bastarnae and other Germanic tribes.
Cite this pageCabanes, Pierre (Clermont-Ferrand), “Marus”, 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 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e725570>
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