Zoelae
(195 words)

[German version]

People of the Astures Augustani (Asturia) on the southern slopes of the Asturian and Cantabrian mountains in the area between Trás-os-Montes and Tierra de Aliste. The Z. are mentioned by Plin. HN 3,28 as one of 22 Asturian peoples; on the other hand, clearly inaccurately, he assigns the Z. (Plin. HN 19,10) to Gallaecia near the Oceanus (II). Their chief town was at modern Castro de Avelâs (Bragança in Portugal) [1. 111; 2. 209]; Curunda, a further city of the Z., has not been located (ILS 6101,13; [1. 50] – or identical to Castro de Avelâs?). The gens of the Z. (ILS 6101,…

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Ferrer Maestro, “Zoelae”, 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 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12217660>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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