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Lutarios

(73 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Λουτάριος; auch Luturios, Λουτούριος). Galatischer Stammesfürst mit kelt. Namen, als Führer der Trokmoi Mitbefehlshaber des Leonnorios. Am Hellespont kam es zur Trennung der beiden Fürsten. Leonnorios zog nach Byzantion zurück und L. setzte mit Hilfe von erbeuteten Schiffen nach Kleinasien über. Das Angebot des Nikomedes I. von Bithynien führte dann zur Wiedervereinigung der beiden Keltengruppen (Liv. 38,16,5-9). Galatia, Galatien Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography K. Strobel, Die Galater, Bd. 1, 1996, 236-257.

Gargoris

(81 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] Name ungeklärter Herkunft mit idg. Wurzel [1. 118-119]. Sagenhafter König der Cureten (?) in Tartessos, der das Sammeln von Honig erfunden haben soll. Seinen von der Tochter nach einem Fehltritt geborenen Enkel Habis versuchte er mehrfach durch Tiere töten zu lassen, die ihn jedoch verschonten oder sogar säugten. Den herangewachsenen Enkel erkannte G. und machte ihn zum Nachfolger (Iust. 44,4,1-14). Aussetzungsmythen Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 M.Lourdes Albertos Firmat, La onomastica personal primitiva, 1966. H.J. Rose, Griech. Myth…

Duratius

(39 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] Keltisches Namenskomposit “Pechvogel” [1. 87]. Proröm. Häuptling der Pictones, der 51 v.Chr. von Dumnacus belagert wurde. Sein Name ist auf Silbermünzen bezeugt [2. 431-432]. Dumnacus; Pictones Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans 2 B.Colbert de Beaulieu s. Diviciacus [1].

Druiden

(1,457 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) RWG
Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) RWG [English version] A. Druiden in der Geschichte (RWG) Die z.Z. bekannteste D.-Figur, Miraculix, zeichnet sich dadurch aus, daß sie nichts von ihren geheimen Lehren preisgibt. Und nicht nur das, außer dem bei Plinius (nat. 16,95) überlieferten traditionellen Schneiden von Misteln mit einer goldenen Sichel wird Miraculix mittelbar oder unmittelbar niemals bei einer kult. Handlung beobachtet und fungiert auch nicht als Richter in seinem Dorf. Weißgewandet und mit einem langen …

Gaizatorix

(88 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Γαιζατόριξ, Γεζατόριος). Kelt. Name, “Herr der Gaisaten (Speerträger)” [2. 215]. Fürst der Galater, der 180 v.Chr. mit Cassignatus von Eumenes II. Hilfe gegen Pharnakes von Pontos erbat. Eumenes lehnte ab, da die Galater zuvor auf dessen Seite gestanden hatten (Pol. 24,14; 25,2). Nach G. hieß wohl auch ein Landstrich im westlichen Paphlagonien (Strab. 12,3,41). Zu einer gefälschten Silbermünze des “Boierkönigs” Gesatorix s. [1. 77-79]. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 R. Göbl, Typologie und Chronologie der kelt. Münzprägungen in No…

Mal(l)orix

(58 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] Keltisches Namenskompos. mit mall-, “langsam” [1. 236]. Zusammen mit Verritus bat M. 58 n.Chr. in Rom als König(?) der Frisii um die Zustimmung zur Umsiedlung des Stammes auf röm. Gebiet, nahm im Pompeius-Theater unter den Senatoren Platz und wurde von Nero mit dem Bürgerrecht beschenkt (Tac. ann. 13,54; Suet. Claud. 25). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schmidt.

Cimberius

(73 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] Keltischer (?) Name eines Suebenführers, der zusammen mit seinem Bruder Nasua 58 v.Chr. ein großes Stammesaufgebot befehligte [1. 438-440]. Der Versuch, den Mittelrhein zu überschreiten und Ariovist gegen Caesar zur Hilfe zu kommen, scheiterte an dessen Niederlage im Elsaß und seiner anschließenden Flucht über den Rhein (Caes. Gall. 1,37,3; 1,54,1). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans. H. Bannert, s.v. C., RE Suppl. 15, 88-89  G. Walser, Caesar und die Germanen, 1956, 49.

Cassignatus

(52 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] Kelt. Namenskompositum ungeklärter Herkunft [1. 167-171; 2. 165]. Galaterfürst, 180 v.Chr. von Eumenes II. zunächst abgewiesen, dann aber Führer von zwei Alen galatischer Reiterei auf der Seite Pergamons und Roms gegen Perseus. C. fiel 171 v.Chr. in der Schlacht am Kallinikos (Pol. 24,8; Liv. 42,57,7-9). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans 2 Schmidt.

Indutiomarus

(155 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] [1] Führer einer Gesandtschaft der Allobroges, 1. Jh. v. Chr. Kelt. Namenskompositum aus -marus, “groß” [1. 96-98]. Führer einer Gesandtschaft der Allobroges, die M. Fonteius [I 2] 69 v.Chr. in einem Repetundenverfahren ( repetundarum crimen ) anklagte. Cicero verteidigte diesen offenbar erfolgreich ( pro M. Fonteio) [2. 83-104]. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans 2 B. Kremer, Das Bild der Kelten bis in augusteische Zeit, 1994. [English version] [2] Fürst der Treveri, belagerte 54 v. Chr. Labienus Fürst der Treveri, Schwiegervater und …

Teutoboduus

(77 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] The name is probably partly Celtic and partly Germanic [1. 202; 2. 277]. King of the Teutoni, who were annihilated in 102 BC by C. Marius [I 1] at Aquae [III 5] Sextiae. T. was captured in flight and in 101 handed over to Marius, who paraded him in his triumphal procession (Flor. Epit. 1,38; Eutr. 5,1,4; Oros. 5,16,11). Germani, Germania; Cimbri Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 A. Scherrer, Die keltisch-germanischen Namensgleichungen, in: H. Krahe (ed.), FS F. Sommer, 1955, 199-210 2 Schmidt.

Dumnovellaunus

(105 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Dubnovellaunus; Celtic composite name: ‘he who sees the world’? [1. 196-197; 272-277]). King of some tribes in eastern Kent c. 15 BC ─ c. AD 15 [2. no. 275-291A]. Around the beginning of our era he conquered the territory of the Trinovantes north of the Thames and established himself in Camulodunum. In c. AD 10 he was driven out by Cunobellinus. It is probably this event that caused him to flee to Augustus, who mentions him in his Res Gestae (R. Gest. div. Aug. ch. 32).  Camulodunum;  Cunobellinus Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans 2 R. P. Mack, The Coin…

Cingetorix

(169 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
Celtic composite name, ‘Warrior King’ [1. 73-74; 2. 172]. [German version] [1] Pro-Roman chief of the Treveri A pro-Roman chief of the  Treveri, who fought for the tribal leadership against his father-in-law  Indutiomarus. Despite initial successes of C. and his followers, Indutiomarus was able to have him declared a public enemy in 54 BC and to confiscate his estates. After the Treveri's defeat and Indutiomarus' death in 53 BC, Caesar rewarded C. for his loyalty by granting him the highest rank in the tribe (Caes. B Gall. 5,3,2-5; 5,4,3; 5,6,3; 5,57,2; 6,8,9). Spickermann, Wolfgang …

Camma

(61 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Κάμμα; Kámma). Wife of the Galatian tetrarch Sinatus, priestess of Artemis in the 2nd cent. BC. Plutarch notes her as an example of marital love and fidelity because she poisoned the murderer of her husband,  Sinorix, who had forced her to marry him, and herself in the temple (Plut. Mor. 257e-258c; 768b-e; Polyaenus, Strat. 8,39). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Critognatus

(101 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Ecritognatus). Celtic composite name with variant readings: ‘knows trembling’ or ‘born to attack’ [1. 78-79; 2. 185]. Arvernian nobleman, who in 52 BC extolled his fellow combatants in besieged Alesia to hold out when the absence of the Gaulish relief army caused serious provisioning difficulties. Caesar (B Gall. 7,77,2-16) relates the full wording of C.'s speech as an example of Gaulish cruelty because he called for eating the bodies of the old and the infirm rather than falling into eternal Roman servitude.  Alesia Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 …

Viridomarus

(127 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
(Viridomaros). Celtic compound name: 'strong hero'? [1. 125]. [German version] [1] Insubran prince, c. 3rd cent. BC Prince of the Insubres, who fell at Clastidium in 222 BC at the hands of the consul M. Claudius [I 11] Marcellus (Liv. Per. 20) [2. 379 f.]. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) [German version] [2] Haeduan, soldier in Caesar Young man from the tribe of the Haedui of lowly origin who, by the patronage of Diviciacus [2], attained Caesar's high regard. Together with Eporedorix [2], in 52 BC he uncovered Litaviccus' conspiracy. Later he wa…

Gargoris

(85 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Name derived from an uncertain Indo-European root [1. 118-119]. Legendary king of the Curetes (?) in  Tartessus, who allegedly invented honey gathering. He repeatedly attempted to have his grandson Habis, who was born after a slip by his daughter, killed by wild animals but they spared and even nursed him. G. recognized his growing grandchild and made him his successor (Iust. 44,4,1-14).  Exposure, myths of Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 M. Lourdes Albertos Firmat, La onomastica personal primitiva, 1966. H. J. Rose, Griech. Mythologie, 51978, 2…

Commius

(329 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic name (‘nicely dressed’?) [1. 335-336]. Caesar installed the Atrebatian C. as king in 56 BC after conquering his tribe. When C. was sent to Britain in 55 BC to persuade the local tribes of entering an alliance with Caesar, he was first put into chains but released upon Caesar's arrival. He served Caesar as leader of the cavalry and as negotiator in Britain and in Gallia and in return was granted rulership over the  Morini and others (Caes. B Gall. 4,21,6-8; 27,2-3; 35,1; 5,22,3; 6,6,4; 7,76,1). In 52 BC, C. changed sides and attempted to come to the aid of  V…

Cambaules

(29 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Καμβαύλης; Kambaúlēs). Leader of a Celtic army that invaded Thrace in 281 BC but who had to retreat from there (Paus. 10,19,5-6). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Corolamus

(42 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Minor king of the  Boii with a Celtic name [1. 184]. In 196 BC he killed the consul M.  Claudius [I 12] Marcellus (Liv. 33,36,4-8), who was operating in the Boian region in northern Italy. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schmidt.

Acco

(48 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic name of uncertain origin [1]. Leader (?) of the  Senones, who in 53 BC called for an unsuccessful uprising against the Romans and was thereafter executed (Caes. B Gall. 6,4; 44). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans, 297 f. E. Klebs, s. v. A., RE 1, 151.
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