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Vacalus
(63 words)

[German version]

(modern Waal). A slow-flowing (Tac. Ann. 2,6,3 f.) left bank distributary of the Rhenus [2] (modern Rhine); it incorporates the Mosa [1] (modern Maas) to form the Insula Batavorum (Caes. Gall. 4,10,2; Tac. Ann. 2,6: Vahalis; Serv. Aen. 8,727: Vahal) and the Rhenus Bicornis ('with two horns';  cf. Verg. Aen. 8,727).

Bibliography

P. Goessler, s. v. V., RE 7 A, 2018-2024.

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Wiegels, Rainer (Osnabrück), “Vacalus”, 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 23 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1226610>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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