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Arenacium

(79 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Batavian Revolt According to It. Ant. 254,3 and Tab. Peut. 2,4 (H)arenatio, presumably today's Kleve-Rindern. In AD 70/1 winter quarters of the legio X Gemina in the territory of the  Batavi (Tac. Hist. 5,20,1). The auxiliaries' fort in Kleve has not yet been found. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography J. Seibert, s. v. A., RGA 1, 21973, 399 H. G. Horn, Kleve-Rindern, in: Id. (ed.), Die Römer in Nordrhein-Westfalen, 1987, 458.

Abusina

(146 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Modern Eining. Tab. Peut. 4,3 f. Arusena, the modern river Abens. From AD 79/81 cohort fort ( castellum; 1.8 hectares) at the crossing of the Danube. Reduced size fort from about AD 300; the   vicus of the middle imperial period relocated into the fort: its northern extension perhaps a horreum from the second half of the 4th cent. AD. In the field named ‘Unterfeld’ remains of an ephemeral camp ( legio III Italica) from about AD 172/179.  Horrea;  Cohors;  Castellum Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography A. Faber, Die südgallische Terra Sigilata aus Kastell und …

Aestii

(172 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] The Aestiorum gentes, Baltic tribes, settled in the region east of the Vistula up to the Western Dvina (Tac. Germ. 45,2: ‘coastal dwellers to the right of the Suebian sea’; in tradition and looks related to the  Suebi, but closer to the  Britanni in language). This ethnic name which etymologically might relate to the river of the name Aistà in the Vilkabikis district was after all possibly Germanic [1]; furthermore, a connection with the Σουδινοί ( Soudinoí) of Ptol. 3,5,9 is postulated. The A. were peaceable (Iord. Get. 5,36) peasants, armed with cudgels…

Harii

(101 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Alongside the  Helvecones, Manimi, Halisiones and Nahanarvali, the H. are a powerful branch of the Vandali-Lugii tribe (Tac. Germ. 43,2). The identification with the Charini (Plin. HN 4,99) [1] is uncertain; the old conjecture of reading the hand-written alii (Tac. Germ. 43,4) as ( H) arii must be abandoned. Thus, the conclusions related to the supposed ferialis exercitus (‘army of ghosts’, ‘army of the dead’) of the H. are invalid. [2]. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography 1 G. Neumann, s.v. Charini, RGA 4, 371f. 2 A. A. Lund, Kritischer Forsch.-Ber. zur Germa…

Colonia Agrippinensis

(967 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Christianity | | Coloniae | Gallia/Gaul | Commerce | Legio | Limes | Limes | Pertinax | Rome | Rome | Batavian Revolt Present-day Cologne, principal city (Tac. Ann. 1,36,1; 37,2; 71,1) of the Ubii who moved from the Neuwieder Becken to settle in the area previously inhabited by the Eburones, following the deditio by Agrippa in 38 BC (Str. 4,3,4; Tac. Ann. 12,27,1; Germ. 28,4). Located on the gravel plain in the area today known as the old town (archaeology dates the oppidum Ubiorum to around the time of the birth of Christ). Oppidum ( Civ…

Noreia

(193 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Caesar Epithet of a mother goddess (possibly derived from a pre-Celtic tribe of the Nori), which was transferred to her shrines [1; 2. 156f.; 3. 240f.; 4]. A place called N. was situated 27 to 40 miles from Virunum in the direction of Ovilavia (Tab. Peut. 5,1). Several inscriptions are addressed to the goddess N. [4. 97f. ill. 4]. The urbs N. (Sempronius Asellio fr. 9 = schol. Bernensia to Verg. G. 3,474), where Papirius Carbo was defeated in 113 BC by the Cimbri, 1200 stadia from Aquileia (Str. 5,1,8…

Carnuntum

(681 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Coloniae | Commerce | Legio | Legio | Limes | Pannonia Important Roman base and settlement on the Danube at the intersection of the amber trade route (running from Aquileia through the March valley to the Baltic Sea) and the road along the Danube valley, modern Petronell and Bad Deutsch-Altenburg. Its Celtic name which can be linked with the neighbouring tribe of the Carni (e.g. Old Iranian carn‘stone mount’) indicates a (as yet unverified) pre-Roman settlement. The locus Norici regni C., from where Tiberius set out agains…

Grinario

(105 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] (modern Köngen). Fort (2.4 ha) on the Augsburg-Mainz road probably founded around AD 90/95. In about 160 the unit was moved to Lorch but the old camp probably still served as a base for supplies. The vicus G. (CIL XIII 11726f.; Tab. Peut. 4,1) that was c. 20 ha. in size flourished to around the middle of the 3rd cent. and belonged to the civitas Sumelocennensis (modern Rottenburg; CIL XIII 6384; 11727). Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography C. Unz, G., 1982 M. Luik, F. Reutti, Der Römerpark in Köngen, 1988 D. Planck, Neues zum röm. Vicus G.-Köngen, in: Arch. A…

Burii

(133 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] East Germanic people, lived as part of the  Lugii, but linguistically and culturally close to the  Suebi, settled with the Marsigni, Cotini and Osi north of the Marcomanni and Quadi up to the source of the Vistula (Tac. Germ. 43,1; Ptol. 2,11,10). In the wars against the Dacians enemies of Rome (illustration of battle scenes on the monument at Adamclisi), in the war against the Marcomanni on the side of Rome, they seceded from Rome because of the Peace of Commodus and around AD 182 were crushed (CIL III 5937) or may have settled in Spain [1]. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliogr…

Angli(i).

(115 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] According to Tac. Germ. 40,2, a Germanic tribe who, together with the Aviones, Reudigni, Varini, Eudoses, Suardones and Nuithones worshipped  Nerthus; it lived (against Ptol. 2,11,8: on the middle reaches of the Elbe) between Saxony and Jutland in Angulus (modern Angeln) in Schleswig-Holstein (Beda, Hist. eccl. 1,15). Joined at times with the  Suebi, the A. broke away from them under king Offa; most of them made the sea crossing directly to the island of  Britannia, from where Rom…

Lauriacum

(594 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Christianity | Legio | Pannonia Settlement and legionary camp in Noricum, modern Enns-Lorch in Upper Austria. The region at the confluence of the rivers Enns and Danube was touched by all of the important communication routes in Noricum. Iron from Noricum was traded through the Enns valley, and salt along the river Traun; the Aist valley led to the Bohemian Moldau region. The existence of an oppidum, postulated (with little justification) from the supposedly Celtic name, could not be verified. The assumption …

Frisii

(385 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] (the Frisians). A fairly ancient Germanic people (etymology not clear), first mentioned in Plin. HN 4,101, who, according to Tac. Germ. 34,1 comprised the Frisii maiores and minores; they could hardly have been the Frisiavones in Plin. (HN 4,101; 106) in the north of Belgica [1]. They lived to the north of the  Bructeri and to the west of the  Chauci, mainly between Oude Rijn and Ems. There were an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 settlements in the marshes and border regions of the moors of the provinces of Friesland and…

Borbetomagus

(115 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Modern Worms. As an ancient traffic junction at the crossing point of the road along the Rhine valley (CIL XVII 2,675), B. was occupied by various Roman troops (fort inside the town area) from the Augustan era to the end of the 1st cent. After that the vicus, which at times had been walled (CIL XIII 6244), flourished as a suburb of the civitas Vongionum. It was protected by milites II Flaviae (Not. Dign. occ. 41,8;20), but after a siege sometime before 409 (Jer. Ep. 123,15,3), it fell to the  Burgundiones,  Huns,  Alamanni, and (from 496)  Francs. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bib…

Silva Caesia

(76 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Forested area on the right bank of the Rhine in Germania (Tac. Ann. 1,50), marched through by Germanicus [2] after the mutiny in 14 AD, probably from Novaesium. Presumably identical to the Silva Heissi, mentioned in 796 AD, to the north of the Ruhr between Essen-Werden and Essen-Altstadt. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography G. Neumann u. a., s. v. Caesia silva, RGA 4, 321 f.  J. Kunow, Das Limesvorland der südlichen Germania inferior, in: BJ 187, 1987, 63-77.

Moenus

(383 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] The modern Main, the largest, right-hand tributary of the Rhine (evidence in [1. 606]). It was of limited value for river navigation because of its meandering course, having to penetrate the wooded mountains of the Odenwald, Spessart and Rhön. Since further use required rule over the Main-Frankish bank region and the Main valley opened up no further important tribal region, it was logical for the Romans to push no farther east towards Lower and Upper Franconia from the important legionary camp of Mogontiacum (Mainz) a…

Lugii

(178 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] The Germanic ‘great people’ (μέγα ἔθνος; méga éthnos, Str. 7,1,3), the L. ( Lugiorum nomen), comprised many tribes, the most powerful being the Harii, the Helvecones, the Manimi, the Helisii and the Naha(na)rvali. Among the last, the cult community had its sacred grove (Tac. Germ. 43,2). Ptolemy differentiates L. Oma(n)noí, Didoûnoi and Boûroi (Λ. Ὀμαννοί/Ὀμανοί;, Διδοῦνοι, Βοῦροι, Ptol. 2,11,18; 20). As neighbours of the Suebi and the Goti, the L. settled in Silesia on the Oder and in the bordering regions along the Amber Road ( A…

Franci

(528 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] (the Franks). Initially a loose league of smaller Germanic tribes on the right-hand side of the Rhine that slowly arose from economic and cultic common ground as well as through relationship by marriage of the princes ─ e.g. the  Am(p)sivarii,  Bructeri,  Chamavi,  Chattuarii, possibly  Chatti, whose ethnicities as well as the general name used since the 3rd cent. AD (Pan. Lat. 11,5,4; 7,2; etymology ‘those eager for battle’, ‘the daring’) lived on (see Tab. Peut. 2,1-3). Since the start of the 4th cent. there is also evidence of Francia. From c. AD 260 the F. repeate…

Alamanni

(848 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] A Germanic ‘tribe’, made up of fighting and nomadic groups of various origins, formed after AD 180 in the course of the south-west wanderings of the Elbe-Germanic  Suebi, in particular by Semnones (Cass. Dio 71,20,2; Suda s. v. Κελτοί; Keltoí), which despite disputes with Rome was continuously self-renewing. Their name, first mentioned as A. (‘all men’) in the Byzantine exc. of Cass. Dio for AD 213 likely points to the openness of the battle group that broke apart old tribal formations. Therefore, the independent  Iuth…

Fines, ad Fines

(192 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] [1] M. Vinxt modern Vinxt. Town at the place (near Sinzig) where the road between Bonn and Remagen reaches the border between Germania inferior and superior ( Obrinkas Ptol. 29,2; 8f.; cf. Abrinkas Marcianus 2,28, < Celt. * aber ‘mouth’). Altars to the (Nymphae) Fines have been found there and, on both sides, inscriptions by beneficiarii and soldiers (CIL XIII 7713; 7724; 7731f.). Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography C. B. Rüger, Germania Inferior, 1968, 47-49. [German version] [2] M. Pfyn near Frauenfeld modern Pfyn near Frauenfeld (Switzerland), vicus of the…

Gambrivi

(84 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Germanic tribe that Str. 7,1,3 counts among the weaker tribes, together with the Cherusci, Chatti and Chattuari. A version of the Mannus-genealogy ( Herminones) ranked the G., together with the Marsi, Suebi and Vandili, among the original Germanic tribes (Tac. Germ. 2,2). A connection with the Sugambri seems to be linguistically indicated, but the fact that Str. loc. cit. mentions both names in the same context argues against their being identical. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography G. Neumann, D. Timpe, s.v. G., RGA 10, 406-409.

Lacus Benacus

(84 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Today Lago di Garda. Largest Alpine lake in the area of Verona (Plin. HN 9,75), with a length of 500 stadia (along the eastern shore road; cf. Str. 4,6,12; Plin. HN 2,224; 3,131); the river Mincius flows through it. It was navigable despite severe storms (Verg. G. 2,160). The Benacenses (TIR L 32,33) lived on the western shore. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography TIR L 32,80 A. Mosca, Caratteri della navigazione nell'area benacense in età romana, in: Latomus 50, 1991, 269-284.

Damasia

(78 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Capital of the  Licates, a ‘polis rising up like a fortress’ (Str. 4,6,8). Tentatively identified with the early Imperial, fortified mountain settlement on the Auerberg (1055 m) near Bernbeuren (in modern Bavaria; finds of metal workshops and potters' ovens) that was settled by Rome in the 2nd decade AD and abandoned as early as c. AD 40. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography G. Ulbert, Auerberg, in: W. Czsyz, K. Dietz, Th. Fischer, H.-J. Kellner (ed.), Die Römer in Bayern, 1995, 417-419.

Dulgubnii

(69 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] According to Tac. Germ. 34,1 (a conjecture after Ptol. 2,11,9 = ‘the war-ready’) a German tribe, neighbours of the Chasuarii, Chamavi, Angrivarii and Langobardi, presumably situated east of the Weser on the middle Aller and middle Elbe and in the Südheide. Probably not politically autonomous [1]. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography 1 G. Neumann et al., s.v. D., RGA 4, 431 2 Id., et al., s.v. D., RGA 6, 274-276.

Aalen

(86 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Largest auxiliary fort (6.07 hectares) on the upper German/Raetian   limes , a forward post for the ala II Flavia milliaria from  Aquileia [2].  Principia excavated in modern times. Oldest inscription from AD 163/4, extensive alterations AD 208. Large   vicus . Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography K. Dietz, Die Erneuerung des Limeskastells A. vom J. 208 n. Chr., in: Acta praehistorica et archaeologica 25, 1993, 243-252 M. Luik, Der Kastellvicus von A., in: Fundber. Baden-Württemberg 19, 1994, 265-355 D. Planck, A., Ostalbkreis: Arch. Plan des röm. Kas…

Goti

(499 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] (Gutones, ‘Goths’). Germanic people whose very small traditional core of people supposedly left Scandinavia (Iord. Get. 25f.; [1]; archaeological evidence for a migration overseas are lacking) under ‘King’ Berig (important: not one of the  Amali!). At the beginning of the common era the G. settled in the Oder area (cf. Str. 7,1,3); their ethnogenesis obviously took place in the area of the Wielbark culture, next to (Ulmi)rugic-Lemovian neighbours, north of the Lugic-Vandal Przewor…

Aliso

(142 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Fort defended after the battle of Varus in AD 9, and then abandoned in an orderly retreat to the  Rhenus (today Rhine) (Vell. Pat. 2,120,4), likely identical with the φρούριον ( phroúrion; Cass. Dio 54,33,4) built by  Drusus in 11 BC at the confluence of the Elison into the Lupia (today Lippe). The location is as yet uncertain since Oberaden and Holsterhausen are ruled out, Haltern was considered but is 41 km too far from the Rhine and was abandoned in AD 9 [1], while A. was occupied either still or again in AD 15-16 (Tac. Ann. 2,7,3).  P. Quinctilius Varus Dietz, Karlheinz (Würz…

Brigantium

(308 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Caesar | Wine | Commerce | Limes | Raeti, Raetia (now Bregenz). In Celtic * brigant -- ‘high’. Important locality of the Brigantii (Str. 4,6,8) in  Rhaetia, situated on the north-eastern bay of Lake Constance at an intersection of important east-west and north-south traffic routes, which become narrower in that area. As well as a putative pre-Roman oppidum in the upper part of town, late La Tène finds (level D 2) have been found on the Ölrain, a plateau of c. 50 ha. (34 m above Lake Constance). Archaeologically there may w…

Chasuarii

(71 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Germanic people; ‘people of the Hase’ (easterly tributary of the Ems); neighbours of the Chamavi (Tac. Germ. 34,1), living south of the Suebi and west of the Chatti (Ptol. 2,11,11), they left their home country (possibly as early as c. AD 98) and under Gallienus took possession of Roman territory east of Mainz (Laterculus Veronensis 15,6). Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography G. Neumann et al., s.v. Chasuarier, RGA 4, 375f.

Hermunduri

(338 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] The Germanic combat unit that was probably based on fealty, together with Suebi and Semnones in the mythical original tribe of the  Herminones (Plin. HN 4,100), pinpointed in the Augustan period as being located at the Elbe (Str. 7,1,3; Vell. 2,106,2), had possibly already lost its political and organizational connection at that time. H., searching for land, were settled by  Domitius [II 2]in 6/1 BC in the former Marcomannis (Cass. Dio 55,10a,2), possibly as a strategic help again…

Istaevones

(36 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Mythological ancient tribe of the Germani (Plin. HN 4,100; Tac. Germ. 2,2) with no concrete historical base. According to Plin. l.c. they lived proximi Rheno (near the Rhine).  Herminones Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)

Mons Cetius

(68 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Mountain range, intrinsically linked with Cetium, bordering Noricum in the east (Ptol. 2,13,1) and Pannonia in the west (Ptol. 2,14,1) reaching the Danube to the north between Vindobona and Cetium. Essentially the Vienna Woods and the contiguous Styrian Alps to the south, the modern Karawanken and the Carnic Alps. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography TIR M 33,61  G. Winkler, s.v. Cetium, RE Suppl. 14, 91.

Gelduba

(178 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Batavian Revolt (modern Krefeld-Gellep). Place in Germania inferior, field camp and battle site of the Batavian wars (Tac. Hist. 4,26,3; 32,1; 35,3; 36,1; 58,4); after AD 70 auxiliary fort (Plin. HN 19,90), which after three wood and earth stages was converted into stone before 150. The occupying force was for a long time the cohors II Varcinorum equitata. In the wake of Postumus' uprising in 259 (tombs of the fallen!) and in 275/6 G. was destroyed by the Franks, redesigned into a fortress around 295…

Burgundiones

(381 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Eastern Germanic tribe (first mentioned in Plin. HN 4,99; etymologically linked with * burgund -- ‘the high-lying’), possibly originating from the island of Bornholm; from the 2nd cent. BC, they settled in the western part of eastern Pomerania, in the 2nd cent. AD in central northern Germany between the Oder and the Vistula. Hypothetically linked with the Luboszyce culture [1]. In the 3rd cent., they migrated to the south-west and, together with the Vandali, were defeated by Aurelius  Probus in…

Condrusi

(71 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Germanic people, listed by Caesar (B Gall. 2,4,10) among the Germani cisrhenani together with the  Eburones, Caerosi and Paemani; lived as clients of the  Treveri (ibid. 4,6,4) between them and the Eburones (ibid. 6,32,1). The Condroz region on the river Maas between Namur and Liège, which is called pagus Condrustus in medieval documents, recalls the C. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography G. Neumann et al., s.v. C., RGA 5, 78-80.

Hercynia silva

(292 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) | Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg)
[German version] I. Geography Collective term for the central European low mountain ranges, first mentioned in Aristot. Mete. 1,13. It took nine days to cross it from north to south (Caes. B Gall. 6,25-28; interpolated according to [1]), and 60 from west to east; the forest, abundant with unknown wild beasts, extended from the borders of the Helvetii, Nemetes, and Rauraci along the Danube to the border region ( fines) of the Dacians and Anartes (further source references easily accessible through the indices in [2]). Even though the Roman occupation and discovery…

Ad Lunam

(52 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Statio of the Tab. Peut. 4,1 f., possibly the modern Urspring-Lonsee (Alb-Donau-Kreis): two-phase cohort fort (1.8 hectares) from c. AD 80 and   vicus . Coin finds until AD 153/154.  Cohors;  Castellum Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography Coins: Fundmz. Röm. Deutschland 2,4, 1964, no. 4550. Literature.: J. Heiligmann, Der ‘Alb-Limes’, 1990, 88-101.

Lentia

(224 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Principal town of the Traun plain, favourably situated from the point of view of communications at the point where the Danube intersects with the salt road to Bohemia, with probably an originally Celtic name (perhaps ‘the bend, the meander’), modern Linz on the Danube. With the wood-earth camp that originates at the earliest in the Tiberian period (0.66 ha, ala I Thracum?), Noricum joined the Claudian series of forts in Raetia west of Oberstimm (in between only small forts); extended before AD 160 into a much bigger stone fort ( ala I Pannoniorum Tampiana Victrix, around 2…

Chatti

(248 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Germanic tribe (first mentioned in Str. 7,1,3f.; etymology uncertain), renowned for their martial discipline; settled by Rome in the region around the mouth of the Main, they later occupied particularly the basins of the Hessian depression south of the Cherusci and east of the Usipetes. Classed with the  Hermiones in Plin. HN 4,100, they lost the battle for a saline river to the Hermunduri in AD 58, but inflicted a devastating defeat on the Cherusci. In constant opposition to Rome…

Angrivarii

(108 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Germanic tribe on the middle reaches of the Weser, partly separated from their south-western neighbours, the Cherusci, by a wide ager (Tac. Ann. 2,19); they sided with Rome in AD 16, seceded, and, after their defeat, joined the   fides (Tac. Ann. 2,24,3); in AD 97, in order to evade the Chauci, the A., together with the Chamavi, occupied land belonging to the Bructeri on the upper reaches of the Amisia (modern Ems; Tac. Germ. 33; cf. Ptol. 2,11,9; Laterculus Veronensis 13,13). Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography R. Wenskus, s. v. Angriwarier, RGA, 333 R. Wolters, Rö…

Adrana

(21 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Probably the modern Eder, river in the territory of the  Chatti (Tac. Ann. 1,56,3). Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)

Licates

(77 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] (Λικάττιοι; Likáttioi, Str. 4,6,8; Λικάτιοι; Likátioi, Ptol. 2,12,4; Plin. HN 3,137). Vindelician tribe that probably settled on the upper course of the Lech ( Licca). The main town was Damasia. L. were still serving as auxiliary soldiers [1] in the Roman army around AD 160. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography 1 RMD, 119, 170. TIR L 32, 84f. H. Wolff, Einige Probleme der Raumordnung im Imperium Romanum, in: Ostbairische Grenzmarken 28, 1986, 152-177, esp. 166.

Abodiacum

(135 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Raeti, Raetia Modern Epfach, district of Landsberg am Lech, Germany (CIL III 2,5780); Roman garrison from just before BC to about AD 50, late antique fortifications along the long, steep-sided, island-like Lorenzberg in a bow of the river Lech. 300 m away, underneath the village of Epfach, there is a Flavian road- vicus on the   via Claudia , north-east of the turn-off to Gauting. Building remains on Epfach hill dating from the 3rd and 4th cents. AD; possibly late antique/early Chri…

Medulli

(93 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Alpine tribe, subjugated by Augustus (CIL V 7817 = Plin. HN 3,137); they lived east of the Vocontii and south of the Allobroges (Str. 4,1,11; 4,6,5; Ptol. 2,10,7) along the upper course of the Arc near modern Modane, and, according to Vitr. De arch. 8,3,20, were particularly prone to suffer from goitre. They belonged to the tribes governed by Cottius [1] (CIL V 7231) and later to the prov. Alpes Cottiae. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography TIR L 32,92 G. Barruol, Les peuples préromains du sud-est de la Gaule, 1975, 334-337.

Genauni

(99 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Alpine tribe in Raetia (Hor. Carm. 4,14,10), subjugated by Drusus in 15 BC, which, like the Breuni, was thought of as Illyrian (Str. 4,6,8); Plin. HN 3,137 has Caenauni, Ptol. 2,12,4 Βένλαυνοι ( Bénlaunoi). It is thought that their dwelling places were, e.g., in the eastern Inn Valley in the Tyrol. Allocation by Paus. 8,43,4 (Britannia) is uncertain [1]. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography 1 J. G. F. Hind, The ‘Genounian’ part of Britain, in: Britannia 8, 1977, 229-234. R. Frei-Stolba, Die Räter in den ant. Quellen, in: B. Frei (ed.), Das Räterproblem in ge…

Aquileia

(498 words)

Author(s): Heucke, Clemens (Munich) | Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] [1] The modern Aquileia, northern Italy This item can be found on the following maps: Socii (Roman confederation) | Caesar | Venetic | Christianity | Wine | | Coloniae | Coloniae | Commerce | Pannonia | Punic Wars | Raeti, Raetia | Regio, regiones | Rome | Batavian Revolt The present-day town of A. in upper Italy, between  Natiso and Alsa (Plin. HN 3,126), c. 10 km from the Adria (Str. 5,1,8). The name is more likely to be derived from a river name (Zos. 5,29,4) than from an eagle in flight (Julian Or. 2,72 a). Attempts by the Gauls in 186 BC …

Hermunduri

(321 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Der wohl auf Gefolgschaft beruhende german. Kampfverband, zusammen mit Suebi und Semnones im myth. Urstamm der Herminones (Plin. nat. 4,100), in augusteischer Zeit an der Elbe lokalisiert (Strab. 7,1,3; Vell. 2,106,2), hatte seinen polit. und organisatorischen Zusammenhang damals evtl. schon verloren. Landsuchende H. siedelte Domitius [II 2] 6/1 v.Chr. in der ehemaligen Markomannis an (Cass. Dio 55,10a,2), evtl. als strategische Hilfe gegen die durch die röm. Okkupation gesteiger…

Heruli

(428 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Seefahrender ostgerman. Stamm [1], der Anf. 3. Jh. n.Chr. angeblich von den Dänen aus Skandinavien vertrieben wurde und sich in Ost- und West-H. aufspaltete. Letztere griffen 287 die Römer am Niederrhein an, wurden besiegt und überfielen von der holländisch-friesischen Küste aus mehrmals röm. Gebiet bis nach Südspanien (bes. 456/459). Von den Franci bedroht, bemühten sie sich 476 um die Freundschaft der Westgoten. Anf. 6. Jh. sind sie nicht mehr nachweisbar. Die viel stärkeren Ost-H. stießen 267 als Anwohner des Asowschen Meers mit einer Flotte d…

Aquileia

(449 words)

Author(s): Heucke, Clemens (München) | Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] [1] h. Aquileia, in Oberitalien Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Bataveraufstand | Bundesgenossensystem | Caesar | Christentum | Coloniae | Coloniae | Handel | Pannonia | Punische Kriege | Raeti, Raetia | Regio, regiones | Roma | Venetisch | Wein | Straßen das h. A. in Oberit., zw. Natiso und Alsa (Plin. nat. 3,126), ca. 10 km von der Adria entfernt (Strab. 5,1,8). Der Name erklärt sich eher mit einem Flußnamen (Zos. 5,29,4) als mit Adlerflug (Iul. or. 2,72 a). Versuche von Galliern, 186 v. Chr. hier zu sie…

Ingaevones

(58 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Wohl schon bei Pytheas von Massilia bezeugte (Plin. nat. 37,35 Detlefsen mit Konjektur) myth. Stammesgruppe der Germani (Plin. nat. 4,96; 99; Tac. Germ. 2,2; Herminones), die - obwohl die realste der drei Mannusgruppen - nur noch als fiktiver Oberbegriff für Cimbri, Teutones und Chauci fungierte. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography D. Timpe, Romano-Germanica, 1995, bes. 20-24.

Aviones

(37 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] German. Völkerschaft, die nach Tac. Germ. 40,2 mit den Reudigni, Angli, Varini, Eudoses, Suardones und Nuithones die Nerthus verehrten; ihre genaue Lokalisierung ist trotz der Etym. “Wasserbewohner, Inselbewohner” nicht möglich. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)

Flevum

(103 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] German. Name (“das flutende, strömende [Gewässer]”) für den nördlichsten Mündungsarm des Rheins: Plin. nat. 4,101 ( F. ostium); Mela 3,24 ( lacus Flevo, ehem. Zuidersee, h. Ijsselmeer); vgl. Ptol. 2,11,12. Tac. ann. 4,72,3 nennt ein von Frisii 28 n.Chr. belagertes röm. castellum F., das bei Velsen lokalisiert wird [1]. Ob die Flevi im Laterculus Veronensis 13 von F. abgeleitet sind, ist strittig [2; 3]. Rhenus Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography 1 J.-M.A.W. Morel, A.V.A.J. Bosman, Velsen-Noord Spaarndammer polder, in: Archeologische Kroniek van …

Chamavi

(137 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] German. Volk (Etym. unklar); bewohnte vor den Tubantes und Usipetes späteres röm. Militärland am Niederrhein (Tac. ann. 13,55,2), lebte vor 12 v.Chr. östl. der Tencteri, westl. der Bructeri und nördl. der Marsi (vgl. frühma. Gau “Hamaland” um Deventer zw. IJssel und Rhein) und ließ sich nach der Niederlage der Bructeri 98 n.Chr. von Westen her in deren Land nieder (Tac. Germ. 33,1; 34,1; TIR M 33,34). Von Rom 294/5 und um 310 bekämpft und 358 zum Frieden gezwungen, wohnten die C. im Land der Franci (Tab. Peut. 2,1-3). Gefangene C. wurden als laeti nac…

Borbetomagus

(88 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Heute Worms. Als alter Verkehrsknoten am Übergang der Rheintalstraße (CIL XVII 2,675) hatte B. seit augusteischer Zeit wechselnde Truppen (Kastell im Stadtgebiet) bis E. des 1.Jh. Der zeitweise ummauerte (CIL XIII 6244) vicus blühte danach als Vorort der civitas Vongionum. Von milites II Flaviae geschützt (Not. dign. occ. 41,8;20), fiel er nach einer Belagerung vor 409 (Hier. epist. 123,15,3) an die Burgundiones, Hunni, Alamanni und (seit 496) Franci. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography M. Grünewald, Worms, in: H. Cüppers (Hrsg.), Die Römer in Rheinl…

Lacus Benacus

(74 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] h. Gardasee. Auf dem Gebiet von Verona gelegener (Plin. nat. 9,75), vom Mincius durchflossener größter Alpensee mit 500 Stadien Länge (an der östl. Uferstraße; vgl. Strab. 4,6,12; Plin. nat. 2,224; 3,131); war trotz starker Stürme schiffbar (Verg. georg. 2,160). Am westl. Ufer lebten die Benacenses (TIR L 32,33). Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography TIR L 32,80  A. Mosca, Caratteri della navigazione nell'area benacense in età romana, in: Latomus 50, 1991, 269-284.

Chauci

(125 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Kriegstüchtiges german. Seefahrervolk (Etym. zu got. háuhs, ahd. hôh- “hoch”; Strab. 7,1,3; bei Tac. Germ. 35 idealisiert). Die Ch. lebten nördl. der Angrivarii als “kleine” und “große” Ch. an der Nordseeküste beidseits der unteren Weser (Tac. ann. 11,19,2; Ptol. 2,11,7; 9; Plin. nat. 16,2-5). Von Drusus bekämpft und 5 n.Chr. botmäßig, bereiteten sie trotz röm. Besatzung und Hilfstruppenstellung Probleme: gegen Quinctilius Varus (von Gabinius “Chaucius” 41 gerächt), durch Plünderungen de…

Angli(i)

(101 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Nach Tac. Germ. 40,2 mit den Aviones, Reudigni, Varini, Eudoses, Suardones und Nuithones die Nerthus verehrendes german. Volk; wohnte (gegen Ptol. 2,11,8: an der mittleren Elbe) zw. Sachsen und Jüten in Angulus (h. Angeln) in Schleswig-Holstein (Beda, hist. eccl. 1,15). Zeitweilig zu den Suebi gehörig, lösten sich die A. unter König Offa von diesen und setzten größtenteils direkt auf die 410 n. Chr. von röm. Truppen entblößte Insel Britannia über (Rückwanderer: Prok. BG 4,20,8), die sie weitgehend eroberten (England). Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography H.…

Goti

(422 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] (Gutones, “Goten”). German. Volk, dessen gewiß kleiner Traditionskern angeblich unter “König” Berig (wichtig: kein Amaler!) aus Scadinavia auszog (Iord. Get. 25f.; [1]; arch. Zeugnisse einer Wanderung über die See fehlen). Um die Zeitenwende waren die G. im Odergebiet ansässig (vgl. Strab. 7,1,3); ihre Ethnogenese erfolgte offenbar im Bereich der Wielbark-Kultur, neben (ulmi)rugisch-lemovischen Nachbarn, nördl. der lugisch-vandalischen Przeworsk-Kultur und westl. der westbaltisch…

Chatti

(206 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] German. Volk (zuerst Strab. 7,1,3f.; Etym. unklar) mit besonderer kriegerischer Disziplin; von Rom bei der Mainmündung angesiedelt, besaßen die Ch. später bes. die Beckenlandschaften der hessischen Senke südl. der Cherusci und östl. der Usipetes. Zur Gruppe der Hermiones gerechnet (Plin. nat. 4,100), verloren sie 58 n.Chr. gegen die Hermunduri den Kampf um einen Salzfluß, vernichteten aber vor 100 die Cherusci. In ständigem Gegensatz zu Rom unternahmen sie bis ins 3.Jh. Beutezüge…

Arenacium

(73 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Bataveraufstand (H)arenatio, nach Itin. Anton. 254,3 und Tab. Peut. 2,4, vermutlich das h. Kleve-Rindern. 70/1 n. Chr. Winterquartier der legio X Gemina im Gebiet der Batavi (Tac. hist. 5,20,1). Das Auxiliarkastell ist in Kleve noch nicht ausgemacht. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography J. Seibert, s. v. A., RGA 1, 21973, 399  H. G. Horn, Kleve-Rindern, in: Ders. (Hrsg.), Die Römer in Nordrhein-Westfalen, 1987, 458.

Fines, ad Fines

(189 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] [1] h. Vinxt h. Vinxt. Ort an der Stelle (bei Sinzig), wo die Straße zw. Bonn und Remagen die Grenze zw. Germania Inferior und Superior erreicht ( Obrinkas Ptol. 29,2; 8f.; vgl. Abrinkas Markianos 2,28, < kelt. * aber “Mündung”). Dort wurden Altäre für die (Nymphae) Fines und auf beiden Seiten Beneficiarier- bzw. Soldateninschr. (CIL XIII 7713; 7724; 7731f.) gefunden. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography C.B. Rüger, Germania Inferior, 1968, 47-49. [English version] [2] h. Pfyn bei Frauenfeld h. Pfyn bei Frauenfeld (Schweiz), vicus des 1.-3. Jh. in Raetia a…

Decumates agri

(537 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Strittige, nur bei Tac. Germ. 29,3 belegte Wendung: Nicht zu den german. Völkern rechnet Tacitus die jenseits von Rhein und Donau siedelnden Völker, nämlich eos qui decumates agros exercent: levissimus quisque Gallorum et inopia audax dubiae possessionis solum occupavere; mox limite acto promotisque praesidiis sinus imperii et pars provinciae habentur. Die teilweise phantasievolle Diskussion dieser sprachlich und sachlich schwierigen Stelle ist so umfangreich wie ergebnislos. Gilt decumates meist als attributives Adj. zu agros (Akk. Pl.), so ist auch…

Chattuarii

(94 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] German. Volk, der Etym. zufolge Bewohner eines ehemals chattischen Gebiets, evtl. mit den Chasuarii identisch. Als Nachbarn der Bructeri und Cherusci zu den “schwächeren” Binnenstämmen gerechnet (Strab. 7,1,3f.; Vell. 2,105,1); evtl. identisch mit den Attuarii, die im 4.Jh. als Teil des fränkischen Stammesverbands begegnen (Amm. 20,10,2); im MA siedeln die Ch. an unterer Ruhr und Lippe bis auf das linke Rheinufer. Chatti; Franci Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography G. Neumann et al., s.v. Chattwarier, RGA 4, 391-393  J. Kunow, Das Limesvorland der süd…

Ad Lunam

(51 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Station der Tab. Peut. 4,1 f., evtl. Urspring-Lonsee (Alb-Donau-Kreis): zweiphasiges Kohortenkastell (1,8 ha) seit ca. 80 n. Chr. und vicus . Mz. bis 153/154 n. Chr. cohors; castellum Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography Mz.: Fundmz. Röm. Deutschland 2,4, 1964, Nr. 4550. Lit.: J. Heiligmann, Der “Alb-Limes”, 1990, 88-101.

Abodiacum

(114 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Raeti, Raetia Heute Epfach, Landkreis Landsberg am Lech (CIL III 2,5780), röm. Militärstation kurz v. bis ca. 50 n. Chr., spätant. Befestigung am langgestreckten, inselartigen Lorenzberg in Lechschleife mit relativ steilen Hängen. 300 m daneben unter Epfach-Dorf flavischer Straßen- vicus an der via Claudia , nordöstl. der Abzweigung nach Gauting. Baumaßnahmen auf dem Hügel E. des 3. und 4. Jh. n. Chr.; evtl. spätant.-frühchristl. Kirche; Siedlung verliert sich in…

Langobardi

(516 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] (etym. Lang(a/o)-bardoz, “die Langbärte” [9]). German. Stamm, den Tacitus (Germ. 40,1) und Ptolemaios (2,11,9) zu den Suebi zählen; der Stammessage nach [1] gegen 100 v.Chr. als Winniler aus Südschweden in Gebiete südl. des Baltischen Meeres gewandert und mit anderen Völkerteilen verschmolzen. Seit dem 1. Jh.v.Chr. sind die L. am Unterlauf der Elbe (im Bardengau) arch. gesichert. 5 n.Chr. von Tiberius kurz auf das Ostufer zurückgedrängt (Strab. 7,1,290; Vell. 2,106,2; [2]), waren …

Ovilavis

(131 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Coloniae | Pannonia | Roma Schon kelt. besiedelter Straßenknotenpunkt mit Traunübergang, h. Wels. Nach Eingliederung von Noricum ins röm. Reich besetzt; unter Hadrianus municipium (CIL III 11785b; IX 2593), unter Caracalla colonia Aurelia Antoniniana (CIL III 5630; CSIR III 3, 1981 [1]). Bestritten wird, daß O. zivile Hauptstadt von Noricum Ripense war [2]. In den Mauern von O. bildeten sich im 7./8. Jh. mehrere Siedlungskerne (im J. 776 befestigtes castrum Ueles). Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography 1 R. …

Abusina

(135 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Heute Eining. Tab. Peut. 4,3 f. Arusena, aber h. Flußname Abens. Seit 79/81 n. Chr. Kohortenkastell (1,8 ha) am Donauübergang. Reduktionskastell um 300 n. Chr., Rückzug des mittelkaiserzeitlichen vicus in das Kastell: Der Nordvorbau evtl. ein horreum aus der 2. H. des 4. Jh. Im “Unterfeld” ein ephemeres Teillager ( legio III Italica) von ca. 172/179 n. Chr. Horrea; Cohors; Castellum Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography A. Faber, Die südgallische Terra Sigilata aus Kastell und Vicus Eining, in: Bayerische Vorgeschichtsblätter 58, 1993, 97-122  Th. Fischer, E…

Augusta

(2,629 words)

Author(s): Gaggero, Gianfranco (Genua) | Barceló, Pedro (Potsdam) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Walser, Gerold † (Basel) | Cresci Marrone, Giovanella (Turin) | Et al.
[English version] [1] Bagiennorum Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Theater Ligurische Stadt am Oberlauf des Tanaro, h. Bene Vagienna. Gegr. vor dem J. 5 v.Chr., regio IX (Plin. nat. 3,49; Ptol. 3,1,35), municipium (CIL V 7135) der tribus Camilia. Monumente: Reste von Forum, Basilica, Thermen, Theater, Amphitheater, Aquädukt. Gaggero, Gianfranco (Genua) Bibliography Fontes Ligurum et Liguriae antiquae, 1976, s.v.a. B.  Inscriptiones Italiae 9,1, 1948  G. Mennella, Cristianesimo e latifondi tra Augusta B. e Forum Vibi Caburrum, in: RAC 69, 1993, 205-222  A.T. Sar…

Iuthungi

(265 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] (“Sprößlinge, Abkömmlinge”). Eine von den Römern mit den Semnones identifizierte [1; 2], nördl. der Donau ansässige german. Kampfgemeinschaft, am 24./25. April 260 n.Chr. (unnötige Zweifel am Datum bei [3], vgl. [4]) auf dem Rückweg aus It. bei Augsburg von den Römern besiegt (AE 1993, 1231; [5]). Vertragswidrig und ohne Kriegserklärung stießen sie, über das Ausbleiben der Jahrgelder verärgert, im J. 270 wieder bis It. vor, wurden aber von Aurelianus ‘beim Übersetzen über die Don…

Aestii

(157 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Die Aestiorum gentes, baltische Stämme, siedelten östl. der Weichsel bis zur Düna (Tac. Germ. 45,2: ›Küstenanrainer rechts des suebischen Meeres‹; nach Brauch und Aussehen den Suebi verwandt, doch den Britanni sprachlich näher). Das etym. evtl. zum Flußnamen Aistà im Bezirk Vilkabikis gehörige Ethnikon war vielleicht doch german. [1]; darüber wurde ein Zusammenhang zu den Σουδινοί (Sudinoi) des Ptol. 3,5,9 postuliert. Die A. waren friedfertige (Iord. Get. 5,36), mit Keulen ausgestattete Bauern, lebten vom Fischen und Sammeln des Bernstein, der bei ihnen glesu…

Divitia

(98 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] h. Köln-Deutz. Evtl. schon Anf. des 1.Jh. n.Chr. entstandener Brückenkopf gegenüber Colonia Agrippinensis [1]. Für ca. 1000 Mann am hochwasserfreien Rheinufer mit Brücke (Paneg. 6 [7],11,3; 13,1-5) unter Constantin d.Gr. neu errichtet, überdauerte er teilweise bis in fränkische Zeit ( Divitia civitas: Greg. Tur. Franc. 4,16). Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography 1 B. Päffgen, W. Zanier, Überlegungen zur Lokalisierung von Oppidum Ubiorum und Legionslager im frühkaiserzeitlichen Köln, in: W. Czysz, C.M. Hüssen et.al. (Hrsg.), Provinzialröm. Forsc…

Medulli

(80 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Von Augustus unterworfenes Alpenvolk (CIL V 7817 = Plin. nat. 3,137), das östl. der Vocontii und südl. der Allobroges (Strab. 4,1,11; 4,6,5; Ptol. 2,10,7) am Oberlauf des Arc beim h. Modane lebte und laut Vitr. 8,3,20 bes. oft an Kropf litt. Es gehörte zu den Völkern des Cottius [1] (CIL V 7231) und später zur prov. Alpes Cottiae. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography TIR L 32,92  G. Barruol, Les peuples préromains du sud-est de la Gaule, 1975, 334-337.

Noreia

(186 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Caesar Epitethon einer Muttergöttin (evtl. abgeleitet von einem vorkelt. Stamm der Nori), das auf ihre Heiligtümer übertragen wurde [1; 2. 156f.; 3. 240f.; 4]; je ein Ort N. lag 27 bzw. 40 Meilen von Virunum entfernt in Richtung Ovilavis (Tab. Peut. 5,1); mehrere Inschr. richten sich an die Göttin N. [4. 97f. Abb. 4]. Die urbs N. (Sempronius Asellio fr. 9 = schol. Bernensia zu Verg. georg. 3,474), bei der - 1200 Stadien von Aquileia entfernt - Papirius Carbo 113 v.Chr. von den Cimbri geschl…

Dulgubnii

(62 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[English version] Nach Tac. Germ. 34,1 (konjiziert nach Ptol. 2,11,9 = “die Schlagkräftigen”) german. Volk, Nachbarn der Chasuarii, Chamavi, Angrivarii und Langobardi, vermutlich östl. der Weser an mittlerer Aller, mittlerer Elbe und in der Südheide zu lokalisieren. Polit. kaum selbständig [1]. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography 1 G. Neumann u.a., s.v. D., RGA 4, 431 2 Ders., u.a., s.v. D., RGA 6, 274-276.

Noricum

(1,825 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
Röm. Prov., im wesentlichen das Ostalpengebiet, südl. der Donau, östl. von Raetia und westl. von Pannonia. [English version] A. Von den Anfängen bis zur Eingliederung in das Imperium Romanum Zur Bildung des wohl durch den Zusammenschluß einzelner Völker (Dedikationen vom Magdalensberg in Kärnten nennen acht nor. Stämme [1. 280-284, 294]) erstarkten kelt. Stammes der Norici, speziell zu seinem Verhältnis zu postulierten vorkelt. Nori (Noreia) und den Taurisici, gibt es unterschiedliche Hypothesen [2]. 186 v.Chr. ins röm. Blickfeld gerückt, schloß das regnum N. (zum Begriff v…

Limes

(12,382 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) | Wiegels, Rainer (Osnabrück) | Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) | Schön, Franz (Regensburg) | Et al.
[German version] I. General In the religious and administrative theory of the land surveyors, the Latin word limes denoted the path marking the boundary between two pieces of land, while in military and political usage (Tac. Ann. 1,50; Frontin. Str. 1,3,10) it meant the border between Roman and non-Roman territory (SHA Hadr. 12). Over recent years, research has led the military connotation of the term limes, which has been used almost exclusively from the 19th cent., to be expanded to comprehend also the historico-geographical and socio-economic fields. Where the limites were origin…

Caelius Mons

(377 words)

Author(s): Förtsch, Reinhard (Cologne) | Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] [1] Hill in Rome Hill in Rome, c. 2 km long, 400-500 m high. Although Caelius Mons (CM) is counted amongst the oldest of the city's hills (Dion. Hal. 2,50,1; Tac. Ann. 4,56; 11,24), its largest part was outside the   pomerium . Even though graves were still sited there in the Republican age, the area later developed into a fashionable residential district (Cic. Off. 3,16,66; Plin. HN 36,48; Tac. Ann. 4,64); in the Imperial Age, when the slopes of the Esquilin and the Colosseum were built up with insulae, the fashionable district moved to the upper part of the hill. …

Batavian Revolt

(604 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Final phase in the civil war that took place after Nero's death between August of AD 69 and September/October 70 north of the Alps (sources in [1]). Tacitus is the main source for a description of the complex chain reactions entailing breaches of faith and new solidarities (Hist. 4,12-37; 54-79; 5,14-26). Some authors (for instance Brunt) claim that Tacitus depicts a believable and consistent overview of the separatist movement against Rome which aimed at a Gallic world empire (cf…

Am(p)sivarii

(176 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Germanic tribe, ‘the people who live on the (lower) Ems’; in AD 9, they stayed loyal to Rome under the leadership of Boiocalus, but during Nero's reign (middle of the 1st cent. AD), following their eviction by the Chauci, they tried in vain to settle in the military territory on the eastern bank of the Lower Rhine [1]. Despite their fifty years of allegiance to Rome, the Romans drove them out; the tribe found no admittance with the  Usipetes, nor the  Tubantes,  Chatti and  Cherus…

Cimbri

(675 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Germanic tribe, who apparently suddenly descended upon Gaul and Italy, but whose origins and itinerary remained a mystery to the Romans (Plut. Marius 11,4; sources in [1], cf. [3. 23-28]). Jutland is assumed to be their homeland, on the basis of a modern hypothesis; that they were driven out by the slow encroachment of the sea, is probably no more than an ancient presumption (Posidon. in Str. 2,3,6; 7,2,1f.). It is a contentious question whether the C. changed their way of life, r…

Aenus

(328 words)

Author(s): von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) | Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] [1] Modern Enez This item can be found on the following maps: Byzantium | Thraci, Thracia | | | Colonization | Moesi, Moesia | Pergamum | Persian Wars | Pompeius | Delian League | Athenian League (Second) (Αἶνος; Aînos). The place today known as Enez on the Turkish bank of the Maritza, mentioned by Hom. Il. 4,520 as the home of  Peirous. The name Poltymbria (Str. 7,7,1) is a later construct. Systematic archaeological investigation is not possible because of buildings built over the relevant sites. Traces of a prehisto…

Ovilavis

(149 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Coloniae | Pannonia | Rome Road junction, already inhabited in Celtic times, with a crossing of the river Traun, modern Wels. Occupied after the incorporation of Noricum into the Roman Empire; municipium (CIL III 11785b; IX 2593) under Hadrian, colonia Aurelia Antoniniana (CIL III 5630; CSIR III 3, 1981 [1]) under Caracalla . It is disputed whether O. was the civilian capital city of Noricum Ripense [2]. Several centres of habitation formed within the walls of O. in the 7th/8th cent. ( castrum Ueles fortified in 776). Dietz, Karl…

Chamavi

(170 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Germanic tribe (of uncertain etymology); they preceded the Tubantes and Usipetes as inhabitants of land on the lower Rhine, which was later to become Roman military land (Tac. Ann. 13,55,2); before 12 BC they lived east of the Tencteri, west of the  Bructeri and north of the Marsi (cf. the early medieval district of ‘Hamaland’ around Deventer between IJssel and Rhine). After the defeat of the Bructeri in AD 98, the C. from the west began to settle in the Bructeri's former territor…

Cetium

(158 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Today St. Pölten. A town in  Noricum, situated at the intersection of ancient roads frequented from early times; etymologically probably linked to Celtic * keto -- ‘wood, forest’ (cf.   Cetius mons ). The municipium Aelium Cetensium of the time of Hadrian (CIL III 5630; 5652; 11799) was destroyed in the wars against the  Marcomanni, but soon recovered [1]. Since 1949 significant excavations on the site of the ancient town, which has been built up in modern times. Some slight evidence of Christianity in what little r…

Aguntum

(311 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Pannonia The modern Dölsach and Nußdorf-Debant on the road through the Drau valley (unknown etymology); when the Celtic Laianci came into contact with the Romans at the beginning of the 2nd cent. BC, the municipium Claudium A. (Plin. HN 3,146) with   forum ,   capitolium ,   basilica and  thermae [1] developed about 2 km east of the original town. Mining and processing of metal ensured the economic prosperity of A. and its territory -- from the Felber Tauern to the Kärntner Tor, from the Lie…

Alta Ripa

(100 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Today Altrip near Speyer. ‘Bell-shaped’, fort with its long side facing the Rhine from the Valentinian period (Cod. Theod. 11,31,4, AD 369) part of the fortress system of the Neckar confluence (Not. Dign. occ. 39; cf. the fortifications providing safe shipping, Symm. Or. 2,20 [1]). Destroyed in the New Year's night of AD 406/7 by  Alani,  Suebi and  Vands.  Castellum Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography 1 A. Pabst, 1989, 147 f., 332 ff. S. V. Schnurbein, H.-J. Köhler, Der neue Plan des valentinianischen Kastells A. (Altrip), in: BRGK 70, 1989, 507-526 S. von…

Langobardi

(572 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] (etym. Lang(a/o)-bardoz, ‘the long beards’ [9]). Germanic tribe which Tacitus (Germ. 40,1) and Ptolemy (2,11,9) count among the Suebi; according to tribal mythology [1], they wandered out of southern Sweden as the Winniler into territories south of the Baltic Sea around 100 BC and fused with other peoples. The L. are archaeologically confirmed on the lower course of the Elbe (in the Bardengau) from the 1st cent. BC onwards. Briefly driven back to the east bank by Tiberius in AD 5 (…

Dieburg

(45 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Roman civilian settlement, main settlement of the civitas Auderiensium with good infrastructure (archaeological finds: e.g., a Mithraeum). Heyday about AD 300, but victim of Alamannic raids. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography E. Schallmayer, D., in: D. Baatz, F.-R. Herrmann (ed.), Die Römer in Hessen, 21989, 250-255.

Aviones

(46 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] A Germanic people who according to Tac. Germ. 40,2 worshipped  Nerthus with the Reudigni, Angli, Varini, Eudoses, Suardones and Nuithones; it is not possible to work out their exact location in spite of the etymology ‘water dwellers, island inhabitants’ Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)

Arae

(260 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) | Huß, Werner (Bamberg)
[German version] [1] Flaviae This item can be found on the following maps: Limes Today Rottweil on the Neckar. Central locality founded by Cn. Pinarius Clemens AD 73/74 (CIL XVII 2,654; [2]) on a road junction (it also became a location for the  ruler cult) to open up the so-called   decumates agri . In addition to troops (five known forts), in AD 186 it is attested that a flourishing   municipium developed there [1]. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography 1 A. Ruesch, Das röm. Rottweil, 1981 2 B. Zimmermann, Zur Authentizität des ‘Clemensfeldzuges’, in: Jahresber. aus Augst …

Augusta

(3,972 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Gaggero, Gianfranco (Genoa) | Barceló, Pedro (Potsdam) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Walser, Gerold (Basle) | Et al.
(Αὐγούστα, Αὐγοῦστα; Augoústa, Augoûsta). [German version] [0] Title First to receive the name A. (‘the Sublime’) was  Livia [2], by the terms of the will of her husband  Augustus (Tac. Ann. 1,8,1; Vell. Pat. 2,75,3; Suet. Aug. 101,2), who at the same time adopted her into the Julian family (thus: Iulia Augusta). Hellenistic influence is disputed (in favour [1], against [2. 140-145]); the name Σεβαστή/ Sebastḗ with the same literal meaning was bestowed on the wives of Roman emperors in the Greek-speaking world independently of any conferring of the name of A…

Cannenefates

(101 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Germanic tribe, also known as Can(n)anefates, in their ‘extraction, dialect and bravery equal to the Batavi’ (Tac. Hist. 4,15,1; cf. Plin. HN 4,101), in the western part of the insula Batavorum, between Oude Rijn and Mosa (Helinium); cf. ‘Kennemerland’. Possibly subjugated by Tiberius (Vell. Pat. 2,105,1), they provided at the least one ala and one cohors (Tac. Ann. 4,73,2; Hist. 4,19,1). Their capital of Voorburg-Arentsburg became Forum Hadriani and municipium. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography TIR M 31, 59 B. H. Stolte, s.v. Cananefaten, RGA 4, 329f. W. W…

Bonna

(241 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Gallia/Gaul | Legio | Limes | Limes | Batavian Revolt Modern Bonn. Since 30/20 BC settlement of the  Ubii with an indigenous name; between 16 and 12 BC, it was a mixed Roman garrison, replaced under Emperor Augustus with a legion from 1 BC; the legionary camp was rebuilt after its destruction in AD 70 ( legio I Minervia:  Domitianus -- 4th cent.), as was the canabae, both using half-timbering. The suburb of the camp, which itself had been rebuilt several times, flourished until it was destroyed (and rebuilt) …

Silva Bacenis

(62 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Large forested mountain range forming an intra-Germanic barrier between the Cherusci and the Suebi (Caes. Gall. 6,10,5). Etymologically related to German 'Buche' (= beech), and therefore probably the Harz Mountains (possibly as far as Rhön-Vogelsberg), which as late as the Early Middle Ages was called 'Buchonia'. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography G. Neumann u. a., s. v. Bacenis silva, RGA 1, 572 f.

Antunnacum

(175 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] The modern Andernach; crossing-point of important long-distance routes (CIL XVII 2,675; Amm. Marc. 18,2,4) and the Rhine valley road from  Mogontiacum to  Colonia Agrippinensis; near the Roman cohort fort on the ‘Hügelchen’, already manned in the 1st cent. AD, it was a   vicus with harbour facilities for goods from the hinterland (e.g. millstones and industrial stone from the quarries around Mayen). In late antiquity, the vicus being endangered by flooding, an area of some 5.6 hectares was protected by a wall with round, projecting towers, still…

Helvecones

(64 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] Aside from the  Harii, Manimi, Halisiones and Nahanarvali, a powerful partial tribe of the Vandali-Lugii (Tac. Germ. 43,2); probably identical to the Elouaíōnes (Ἐλουαίωνες, Ptol. 2,11,9), although they do not have the addition Loûg[i]oi (Λοῦγ[ι]οι) and their location is pinpointed as between Rhoutíkleioi (Ῥουτίκλειοι) and Burgundiones (Βουργοῦντες). In this case they would be the most northerly Lugii. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)

Cambodunum

(212 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) | Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] [1] The modern Kempten in the Allgäu region of Bavaria This item can be found on the following maps: Coloniae | Limes | Raeti, Raetia modern Kempten in the Allgäu region of Bavaria. Main settlement of the Estiones (Str. 4,6,7); on the right bank of the Iller, Tiberian wooden houses, from the time of emperor Claudius stone buildings in a rectangular grid of streets centred around a sacred precinct comprising of ‘forum’, basilica, and baths. Possibly the first seat of the governor in  Raetia, probably splendidissima colonia (Tac. Germ. 41,1). Displaced by Augsburg, C…

Boiohaemum

(76 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] ‘Homeland of the Boii’, now Bohemia (sources: Str. 7,1,3; Vell. Pat. 2,109,5; Tac. Germ. 28,2). Although widely abandoned by the Celtic  Boii around 60 BC (Caes. Gall. 1,5,4; cf. Str. 7,1,5; Plin. HN 3,146 deserta Boiorum) and occupied by the  Marcomanni shortly before the end of that cent., the region retained their name. That it gave its name to the  Baiovarii is disputed but quite likely. Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography TIR M 33,27.

Albis

(145 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] The Elbe (never the Alb [3], despite [1]) has its source according to Tac. Germ. 41,2 [2. 242 f.] in the territory of the  Hermunduri, according to Ptol. 2,11,1 in the Sudeten, according to Cass. Dio 55,1,3 correctly in the ‘Vandal Mountains’ (Riesengebirge / Krkonoše). Known by the Romans since  Caesar, reached by  Drusus and  Tiberius in 9 and 5 BC, soon crossed by L.  Domitius Ahenobarbus, it was to have become the Germanic border of Rome -- a plan that failed. Therefore known to Tac. (Germ. 41,4) only by ‘hearsay’ ( nunc tantum auditur). Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibli…

Cusus

(73 words)

Author(s): Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg)
[German version] River, eastern or western border of the kingdom of Quadian Vannius founded in AD 19 inter Marum (March) et Cusum (Tac. Ann. 2,63,6), mostly identified with the Duria, i.e. with Hron (Gran), Ipel' (Eipel) or -- archaeologically the most probable -- Váh (Waag [1. 186104]). Dietz, Karlheinz (Würzburg) Bibliography 1 H.-W. Böhme, Arch. Zeugnisse zur Gesch. der Markomannenkriege, in: JRGZ 22, 1975, 153-217. TIR M 33,35f. G. Neumann, s.v. C., RGA 5, 112f. Ipel';
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