Brill’s New Pauly

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Celtic goddesses of maternal fertility, canonically represented in three. The two Latin appellations are identical in content. Evidence of the Matres, scattered over a wide area in Gaul, northern Spain, Italy, and in the northwestern and northeastern provinces of the Roman Empire, began in southern Gaul no earlier than the middle of the 1st century AD. Evidence of the Matronae can be divided into two groups: Matronae without epithet are concentrated in Cisalpine Gaul from the 1st …

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Euskirchen, Marion (Bonn), “Matres/Matronae”, 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 18 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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