Raeti, Raetia
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I. Ethnography of the Raeti

The oldest, indirectly transmitted information about the R. comes from Cato [1], who praises Raetian wine (Serv. Georg. 2,95; Plin. HN 14,16; 67; Str. 4,6,8; Suet. Aug. 77); this was produced, as can be deduced from Plin. loc. cit., in the region of Verona. Ancient historiographers suggest repeatedly that the R. were in fact Etruscans who, having been driven out of Upper Italy by the invading Celts, had conquered the Alps un…

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Schön, Franz (Regensburg) and Waldherr, Gerhard H. (Regensburg), “Raeti, Raetia”, 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 20 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1018290>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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