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Silva Bacenis
(62 words)

[German version]

Large forested mountain range forming an intra-Germanic barrier between the Cherusci and the Suebi (Caes. Gall. 6,10,5). Etymologically related to German 'Buche' (= beech), and therefore probably the Harz Mountains (possibly as far as Rhön-Vogelsberg), which as late as the Early Middle Ages was called 'Buchonia'.

Bibliography

G. Neumann u. a., s. v. Bacenis silva, RGA 1, 572 f.

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Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg), “Silva Bacenis”, 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_e1113180>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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