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Augusta

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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…

Tigurini

(135 words)

Author(s): Walser, Gerold (Basle)
[German version] Sub-tribe of the Helvetii, who under Divico joined a looting campaign by the Cimbri and in 107 BC annihilated a Roman army under Cassius [I 11] on the (?) Garumna (modern Garonne). In 58 BC the T. protected the Helvetii crossing the Arar and were attacked by Labienus [3]. Caesar ascribed this success to himself (Caes. Gall. 1,12) (Plut. Caesar 18,1; see also [2]), in order to be considered as the avenger of the clades Cassiana 'defeat of Cassius' (cf. [3]). It is possible that the place name Tigring (near Klagenfurt) can be traced to the T.; cf. also inscriptions [1]. Walser, …
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