Volcae
(687 words)

[German version]

Celtic people in Gallia Narbonensis. Originally from Germania, the V. migrated in two groups, some to Greece and Asia Minor (Tectosages), some to Gallia (A). Their first appearance in the southeast of Gallia can possibly be placed in the middle of the 3rd cent. BC [1. 85-90]. In the context of Hannibal's [4] Alpine campaign (Punic Wars), Liv. 21,26,6 f. (cf. Pol. 3,37,9; App. Hann. 4) mentions the V. in the Rhodanus (modern Rhône) region, only later is there evidence of them as far as Tolosa (modern Toulouse). At the time of the establishment of the province of…

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Winkle, Christian, “Volcae”, 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 24 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12206760>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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