Sub-tribe of the Helvetii, who under Divico joined a looting campaign by the Cimbri and in 107 BC annihilated a Roman army under Cassius [I 11] on the (?) Garumna (modern Garonne). In 58 BC the T. protected the Helvetii crossing the Arar and were attacked by Labienus . Caesar ascribed this success to himself (Caes. Gall. 1,12) (Plut. Caesar 18,1; see also ), in order to be considered as the avenger of the clades Cassiana 'defeat of Cassius' (cf. ). It is possible that the place name Tigring (near Klagenfurt) can be traced to the T.; cf. also inscriptions .
Cite this pageWalser, Gerold (Basle), “Tigurini”, 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 25 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1214150>
First published online: 2006
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