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Ruteni
(245 words)

[German version]

Celtic people in the south of the Massif Central [1] between the Arverni in the north, the Cadurci in the west, the Gabali in the east and the Volcae in the south. Because they were vassals of the Arverni, part of their territory was taken by the Romans (R. provinciales) after the defeat of King Bituitus in 121 BC. In 52 BC, they sent 12,000 men to Alesia (Caes. B Gall. 7,75). Under Augustus, Segodunum became the main town of their civitas [2]. It first belonged to Aquitania, after the provincial reform of Diocletianus to Aquitania I. Segodunum was connected to Lugdunum …

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Demarolle, Jeanne-Marie (Nancy), “Ruteni”, 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 19 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1025990>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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