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King of the Marcomanni of a noble family (genere nobilis, Vell. Pat. 2,108,2). In Rome, Maroboduus received the ‘favours’ of Augustus (Str. 7,1,3) early on - more is not known. After returning to his people, M. made himself king (Vell. Pat. 2,108,2) and after 9 BC, he went with the Marcomanni and other Suebian groups - probably with Roman approval - from the Main region into Bohemia which had become sparsely populated after the Boii had moved away ( Boiohaemum, Str. 7,1,3; Tac. Germ. 42,1). By subjugation and treaties with the Lugii, Zumi, Butones, Sibini and Semnones, M. en…

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Losemann, Volker (Marburg/Lahn), “Maroboduus”, 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 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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