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Teutomalius

(38 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] ( Toutomotulus). King of the Celtic Salluvii, who fled to the Allobroges in 121 BC. They supported him against his tribe, but were defeated by Cn. Domitius [I 3] Ahenobarbus (Liv. Per. 61). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Cimberius

(77 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic (?) name of a leader of the Suebi who commanded a large tribal army together with his brother  Nasua in 58 BC [1. 438-440]. The attempt to cross the Middle Rhine and to aid  Ariovistus against Caesar failed because Ariovist was defeated in Alsace and subsequently fled across the Rhine (Caes. B 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.

Catumerus

(46 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Actumerus). Unterschiedlich tradierter kelt. Name eines Chattenfürsten, Großvater des Italicus (Tac. ann. 11,16,1; 11,17,1). Strabo (7,1,4) nennt ihn Οὐκρόμηρος ( Ukrómēros). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography E. Koestermann, Cornelius Tacitus Annalen, 11-13 und 57-58, 1967  A. Scherer, Die kelt.-german. Namengleichungen, in: Corolla Linguistica 1955, 199-210.

Connacorix

(42 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Κοννακόριξ). Galater mit kelt. Namen [1. 182; 2. 155], 73 v.Chr. Befehlshaber des Mithradates in Herakleia (Memnon 29,4; 34,4; 35,1-4; 7; 36=FGrH 3 Nr. 434). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schmidt 2 L. Weisgerber, Galatische Sprachreste, in: Natalicium. FS J. Geffken, 1931.

Nerthus

(277 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] Tacitus beschreibt den Kult der Muttergottheit N., wobei er interpretierend hinzufügt: id est terra mater (Tac. Germ. 40,2). N. werde von sieben Stämmen (den sog. N.-Völkern) verehrt, die er zu den östl. der Elbe lebenden Suebi zählt. Sie waren wohl im westl. Mecklenburg beheimatet und gehören zu den Ingaevones [3. 460]. Auf einer (verm. in der dänischen Ostsee befindlichen) Insel liege ein hl. Hain mit einem durch Decken verhüllten Kultwagen. Nur ein einziger Priester ( sacerdos) dürfe diesen berühren. Der feierliche, mit mehrtägigen Festen verbundene…

Karos

(81 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Κάρος, Κάκυρος). Keltiberer aus Segeda, Feldherr mehrerer iber. Stämme und Städte, die am 23. 8. 153 v.Chr. das Heer des Consuls Q. Fulvius [I 17] Nobilior schlugen. Anlaß der Schlacht war das röm. Verbot, eine Mauer um Segeda zu errichten. K. fand bei der Verfolgung der Feinde den Tod (App. Ib. 45; Diod. 31,39; Flor. epit. 1,34 [Megaravicus]). Hispania Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography Holder 1, 669  A. Schulten, Die Keltiberier und ihre Kriege mit Rom, in: Numantia 1, 1914, 332-341.

Belgius

(54 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Βόλγιος). Kelt. Name, vgl. irisch Bolg “Blitz” [1.88], Führer der galatischen Kelten. Fiel Ende 280/Anf. 279 v.Chr. in Makedonien ein und vernichtete das kleine Heer des Königs Ptolemaios Keraunos, der dabei umkam (Iust. 24,4-5; Paus. 10,19,5-7). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 H. Rankin, Celts and the Classical World, 1987. Holder, 1, 384.

Catumelus

(35 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Catmelus). Kelt. Namenskompositum “ruhelos im Kampf” [1. 168]. Gallischer Fürst, der 178 v.Chr. auf röm. Seite im Feldzug gegen die Histrier am Timavus-See ein Hilfstruppenlager kommandierte (Liv. 41,1,8). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schmidt.

Adgandestrius

(51 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] Namenskompositum ungeklärter Herkunft mit der kelt. Vorsilbe Ad-. Chattenfürst, der sich in einem Brief an den röm. Senat erbot, Arminius zu vergiften (Tac. ann. 2,88). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography Evans, 128-130.  E. Koestermann, Tac. ann. 1, 1963  A. v. Rhoden, s. v. A. RE 1, 359  Schmidt, 112.

Conconnetodumnus

(65 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] Keltisches Namenskompositum ungeklärter Bed. “der tiefe Wunden schlägt”? [1. 74-75; 2. 219]. C. war zusammen mit Cotuatus Führer einer Carnutenschar, die 52 v.Chr. in Cenabum die dort niedergelassenen röm. Geschäftsleute tötete und plünderte, darunter den Ritter C. Fufius Cita (Caes. Gall. 7,3,1). C. ist nicht identisch mit dem in Saintes bezeugten Congonnetodubnus (CIL XIII 1040; 1042-1045) [2. 181]. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans 2 Schmidt.

Romanisation

(237 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] R. ist die deutsche Bezeichnung für den Terminus self-Romanisation der angelsächsischen Forsch., während engl. Romanisation in seiner urspr. Bed. Romanisierung meint. Während letzteres eine aktive und intentionale Politik der Römer gegenüber den von ihnen beherrschten Völkern betont, bezeichnet R. einen dynamischen Prozeß, der auch den Willen gesellschaftlich maßgeblicher Gruppen in den röm. Prov. impliziert, die lat. Sprache, röm. Kultur, Lebensformen und rel. Praxis zu adaptieren [1. 147 ff.…

Dorulatus

(35 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] Keltischer Name; Fürst der Insubres. D. führte 194 v.Chr. ein Heer über den Po, wurde aber von dem Prokonsul L. Valerius Flaccus bei Mediolanum vernichtend geschlagen (Liv. 34,46,1). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Mallovendus

(38 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] Keltischer Name (vgl. Mal(l)orix). Fürst der Marsi, der sich den Römern unterworfen hatte und Germanicus [2] 15 n.Chr. das Versteck des Adlers einer der untergegangenen Legionen des Quinctilius Varus verriet (Tac. ann. 2,25). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Dumnovellaunus

(93 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Dubnovellaunus; keltisches Namenskomp. “der die Welt sieht”? [1. 196-197; 272-277]). König einiger Stämme im östl. Kent um 15 v.- ca. 15 n.Chr. [2. Nr. 275-291A]. Um die Zeitenwende eroberte er das Gebiet der Trinovantes nördl. der Themse und etablierte sich in Camulodunum. Ca. 10 n.Chr. wurde er von dort durch Cunobellinus vertrieben. Wohl aus diesem Anlaß ist er zu Augustus geflohen, der ihn in seinem Tatenbericht erwähnt (R. Gest. div. Aug. cap. 32). Camulodunum; Cunobellinus Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans 2 R.P. Mack, The Coinage of …

Domnilaus

(86 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Δομνέκλειος). Keltischer Name; Tetrarch der Trokmer, Sohn und Nachfolger des Brogitaros [1. 1303; 2. 155]. D. fiel auf der Seite des Pompeius in der Schlacht bei Pharsalus 49 v.Chr. Sein Gebiet wurde dann nach dem Tode des Deiotaros von Antonius [I 9] wieder seinem Sohn Adiatorix zugesprochen, den Augustus nach der Schlacht bei Actium hinrichten ließ (Caes. civ. 3,4,5; Strab. 12,3,6). Antonius [I 9]; Brogitaros; Deiotaros; Trokmer Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Holder, Bd. 1 2 L. Weisgerber, Galatische Sprachreste, in: Natalicium. FS J.…

Dumnacus

(71 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Domnacus). Keltischer Name; Führer der Andes (Evans, 345). D. belagerte mit seinem Heer 51 v.Chr. den Duratius in Lemonum. Als es ihm nicht gelang, das Lager des zur Hilfe herbeigeeilten Legaten C. Caninius Rebilus zu stürmen, versuchte er, vor den anrückenden Streitkräften des C. Fabius über die Loire zu fliehen. Dort wurde er abgefangen und anschließend in einer Schlacht vernichtet (Caes. Gall. 8,26-29). Duratius Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

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.

Kambaules

(23 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Καμβαύλης). Führer eines Keltenheeres, das 281 v.Chr. in Thrakien einfiel, dort aber umkehren mußte (Paus. 10,19,5-6). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Chiomara

(135 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Χιομάρα). Keltischer Name der Gattin des Tolistobogierkönigs Ortiagon [1. 156]. Ch. geriet 189 v.Chr. nach dem Sieg des Cn. Manlius Vulso über die Galater am Olympos in die Hand eines centurio. Als dieser sich zunächst an ihr verging, sie dann aber gegen ein hohes Lösegeld freilassen wollte, ließ sie ihn bei der Übergabe ermorden. Seinen Kopf überbrachte sie ihrem Gatten. Polybios soll sie angeblich selbst in Sardes getroffen haben, offenbar als sie dort nach dem Fall des Ortiagon 183 v.Chr. interniert war.…

Aneroëstes

(42 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Ἀνηρόεστος). Kelt. Name, vielleicht Variante zu Anarevisios (“sehr weise”). König der Gaesates, beging nach der Niederlage des Keltenheeres bei Telamon (225 v. Chr.) Selbstmord (Pol. 2,22,2; 2,26,5; 2,31,2; Flor. 1,20: Ariovisto duce). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography Schmidt, 126, 131.

Leonnorios

(209 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Λεωννώριος; Λεωννόριος; lat. Lonorius). Galatischer Stammesfürst mit kelt. Namen. L. befehligte als Führer der Tolistobogioi zusammen mit Lutarios eine ca. 20000 Personen starke Wandergruppe, die sich 279/278 v.Chr. vom Heer des Brennus [2] getrennt hatte, durch Thrakien und die Propontis zog und Byzantion bedrängte. Die Kelten konnten einen großen Teil der Städte der Propontis sowie der thrak. Chersonesos [1] zur Zahlung von Tributen zwingen, wurden dann aber von Nikomedes I. v…

Ambiorix

(181 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] Keltisches Namenskompositum (“reich an Land”?) [1. 48-49; 2. 124]. Fürst der Eburones, durch Caesar von der Oberherrschaft der Aduatuci befreit und zunächst Verbündeter der Römer. 54 v. Chr. vernichtete er gemeinsam mit Catuvolcus 15 neu ausgehobene röm. Kohorten unter den Legaten Q. Titurius Sabinus und L. Aurunculeius Cotta auf dem Marsch zum Lager des Q. Tullius Cicero, indem er den Sabinus überredete, das sichere Winterlager im Eburonengebiet zu verlassen (Caes. Gall. 5,27,2-…

Caesorix

(23 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] Keltisierter Germanenname auf - rix “König” [1.160]. Kimbernfürst (Cimbri), 101 v.Chr. bei Vercellae gefangengenommen (Oros. 5,16,21). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schmidt.

Lugotorix

(31 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Lucotorix). Keltisches Namenskompositum [1. 98f.]. Britannischer Fürst, der 54 v.Chr. bei einem Überfall auf das röm. Schiffslager in Kent gefangengenommen wurde (Caes. Gall. 5,22,1-2). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans.

Adiatunnus

(218 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[English version] (Adietuanus, Adiatonnus, Adcatuannus, Adsatuannus). Kelt. Namenskompositum aus ad-ia(n)tu- “eifrig (nach der Herrschaft) strebend” [3. 45-47; 5. I 41,42; III 507]. Oberfeldherr des in der Gallia Aquitania beheimateten Stammes der Sotiates, der 56 v. Chr. das oppidum des Stammes, Sot(t)ium, gegen P. Licinius Crassus verteidigte. Nach einem gescheiterten Ausfallversuch mit 600 seiner Gefährten ( soldurii) mußte A. sich den Römern ergeben (Caes. Gall. 3,22,1; 3,22,4). A. ist ebenfalls in einem Fragment des Nicolaos Damaskos erwähnt (…

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 …

Albruna

(127 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Albrinia, Aurinia). Germanic compound name (‘the one furnished with the secret knowledge of the albs’?) [1. 553], probably not a personal name, but rather a designation for a visionary woman. According to Tac. Germ. 8, A. was worshipped almost as a god by the Germans together with others even before  Veleda. Several such visionaries are transmitted in literature; thus Ganna,  Waluburg and other women who are not named (Suet. Vit. 14; Cass. Dio 55,1). Their meaning is often overstated; they had sooner a low function in cult and in society [2. 151-162]. Spickermann, Wol…

Boduognatus

(58 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celt whose name is a compound from boduo and -gnatus ‘he who was born of the battle crow’ [1.461; 2.60; 3.152]. Commander-in-chief of the Nervii in the Belgian tribes' battle against Caesar in 57 BC (Caes. B Gall. 2,23,4). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Holder, 1 2 Evans 3 Schmidt E. Klebs, s.v. B., RE 3, 594 Whatmough, 214.

Mal(l)orix

(68 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic name compound with mall-, ‘slow [1. 236]. Together with Verritus, M. asked in Rome in AD 58 as king (?) of the Frisii for permission to resettle the tribe in Roman territory, took a seat in the theatre of Pompey among the senators and was given presents by Nero along with citizenship (Tac. Ann. 13,54; Suet. Claud. 25). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schmidt.

Druids

(1,802 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) [German version] A. Druids in History (CT) The druid figure best known at present, Getafix (Fr. Panoramix; Ger. Miraculix), is distinguished by the fact that he does not divulge any of his secret teachings. And not only that - - apart from the traditional cutting of mistletoe with a golden sickle passed down to us in Pliny (nat. 16,95) - - Getafix is never observed indirectly or directly during a cult activity, nor does he function as a judge in his village. Clad in white an…

Cassignatus

(61 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic composite name of uncertain origin [1. 167-171; 2. 165]. Galatian prince, in 180 BC ini- tially rejected by  Eumenes II, but later the leader of two alae of Galatian cavalry on the side of Pergamum and Rome against  Perseus. C. fell 171 BC in the battle by the Callinicus (Pol. 24,8; Liv. 42,57,7-9). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans 2 Schmidt.

Cerethrius

(31 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Κερέθριος; Keréthrios). Leader of one of the three parts of the Galatian army who plundered Thrace in 280 BC (Paus. 10,19,7).  Belgius;  Brennus [2] Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Indutiomarus

(170 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Leader of a delegation of the Allobroges, 1st cent. BC Celtic compound name from -marus ‘great’ [1. 96-98]. Leader of a delegation of the  Allobroges, who accused M.  Fonteius [I 2] in 69 BC in repetundae proceedings ( Repetundarum Crimen). Cicero defended him, evidently with success ( Pro M. Fonteio) [2. 83-104]. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans 2 B. Kremer, Das Bild der Kelten bis in augusteische Zeit, 1994. [German version] [2] Prince of the Treveri, besieged Labienus in 54 BC Prince of the  Treveri, father-in-law and opponent of …

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.

Cotuatus

(57 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
Celtic composite name from cot -- ‘old’ (Evans, 340-342). [German version] [1] Leader of an army of Carnutes Leader of an army of Carnutes, who in 52 BC attacked and murdered Roman merchants in Cenabum together with Conconnetodumnus. As a deterrent, Caesar had him cruelly executed (Caes. B. Gall. 7,3; 8,38). Conconnetodumnus Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Brogitarus

(143 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Βρογίταρος; Brogítaros). Celtic compound name from brogi ‘land’ and taros ‘bull’ [1. 276f.; 2. 159]. Tetrarch of the Galatian  Trocmi (OGIS 349), husband of Adobogiona II, daughter of  Deiotarus I. P. In 58 BC, as people's tribune,  Clodius [I 4] Pulcher sold him for a great deal of money the priestly office of Magna Mater of  Pessinus and the title of king, which he had accepted in a plebiscite (Cic. Sest. 26,56; Har. resp. 28-29; Dom. 50,129; Ad Q. fr. 2,7 (9); Str. 12,5,2). The title …

Magalus

(47 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Greek Μάγιλος; Mágilos). Celtic name from maglo-, ‘prince’ [1. 234]. Chief of the Boii who offered himself to Hannibal [4] in 217 BC as an ally and leader for the crossing of the Alps (Pol. 3,44,5; Liv. 21,29,6). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schmidt.

Cavarillus

(61 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic name compound from cavar ‘powerful, strong’ [1. 331-332]. Noble Aeduan, as a successor of  Litaviccus in 52 BC commander of an infantry contingent of his tribe for Caesar. C. defected to Vercingetorix and was captured in battle together with Cotus and  Eporedorix (Caes. B Gall. 7,67,7). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans. H. Bannert, s.v. C., RE Suppl. 15, 87-88.

Leonnorius

(231 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Λεωννώριος/ Leōnnṓrios; Λεωννόριος/ Leōnnórios; Latin Lonorius). Galatian tribal prince; his name is Celtic. As leader of the Tolistobogii along with Lutarius, L. led a nomadic group of c. 20,000 people, who had broken away from the army of Brennus [2] in 279/278 and moved through Thrace and the Propontis and pressed Byzantium. The Celts were able to force many of the cities of the Propontis and the Thracian Chersonesus [1] to pay tributes, but were then taken on as mercenaries by Nicomedes I of Bithyni…

Cavarinus

(62 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic name compound (see Cavarillus). King of the Senones, appointed by Caesar as a successor to his brother Moritasgus. In 54 BC, condemned to death by his own tribe, he had to flee. A year later he did, however, again lead a Senonian cavalry contingent on Caesar's side against  Ambiorix (Caes. B Gall. 5,54,2; 6,5,2). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Self-Romanization

(255 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] SR is the English term for the Romanisation of German scholarship, whereas in its original sense English Romanization is Romanisierung in German. While the latter emphasizes an active and intentional policy of the Romans in respect of peoples they ruled over, SR describes a dynamic process also implying that socially significant groups in Roman provinces have the desire to adopt the Latin language and the culture, lifestyles and religious practices of the Romans [1. 147 ff.]. The concept of SR refl…

Mariccus

(44 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] A Boian; in AD 69, as ‘self-styled saviour and divine protector’ of Gaul, he instigated an uprising in the territory of the Haedui; this was put down by Vitellius. M. was executed (Tac. Hist. 2,61). Haedui; Boii Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Segovesus

(105 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic name containing the morpheme sego-, 'power, strength, audacity' (cf. also CIL II 2871: Secovesus [1. 254-255; 2. 1452]). Brother of Bellovesus and son of Ambigatus' sister. According to the Celtic migration legend recorded in Livy (5,34,3-6), it fell to S.' lot to advance with his group eastwards into the Hercynian Forest (Hercynia silva) in about 600 BC. According to ancient tradition, modern southern Germany was as a consequence settled by Celts. The historical content of this legend is highly disputed. Celts Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography…

Litaviccus

(131 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic name of a young nobleman of the Haedui [2. 360-362] who was persuaded by the vergobretus Convictolitavis in 52 BC to desert Caesar. Through lies, L. then got a contingent of 10,000 men under his command to join the Arverni. However, Caesar pre-empted L.'s military campaign with four legions and cavalry and was able to drive the rebels back to the Roman camp. L. then fled to Gergovia (Caes. B Gall. 7,37-40; 54,1; 55,4; 67,7; Cass. Dio 40,37,1-3). Coins [1. 436-437]. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 J. R. Colbert de Beaulieu, Les monnaies gauloises au …

Drappes

(73 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Draptes). Celtic or pre-Celtic name; leader of the Senones (Evans, 445-446). Together with the Cadurcian Lucterius, D. tried to invade the Gallic provincia in 51 BC. Pursued by Roman forces, the Gallic troops entrenched themselves at Uxellodunum. In an attempt to resupply the city, D. was blocked and captured by C. Caninius Rebilus. He thereupon committed suicide (Caes. B Gall. 8,30-36; 44,2; Oros. 6,11,20-22).  Senones;  Uxellodunum Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Gaizatorix

(97 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Γαιζατόριξ, Γεζατόριος; Gaizatórix, Gezatórios). Celtic name, ‘lord of the Gaesati (spear bearers)’ [2. 215]. Leader of the Galates, who in 180 BC together with  Cassignatus approached Eumenes II for help against  Pharnaces of Pontus. Eumenes refused, as the Galates had previously sided with the latter (Pol. 24,14; 25,2). A region in western Paphlagonia may also have been named after G. (Str. 12,3,41). Regarding a forged silver coin of the ‘Boian king’ Gesatorix, see [1. 77-79]. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 R. Göbl, Typologie und Chronolo…

Conconnetodumnus

(72 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic composite name of unclear meaning, ‘he who strikes deep wounds’? [1. 74-75; 2. 219]. Together with  Cotuatus, C. was the leader of a band of Carnutes who in 52 BC, killed and looted the merchants resident in  Cenabum, including the eques C.  Fufius Cita (Caes. B Gall. 7,3,1). C. is not identical with the Congonnetodubnus attested in Saintes (CIL XIII 1040; 1042-1045) [2. 181]. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans 2  Schmidt.

Nammeius

(44 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Celtic compound name: ‘with physical deficiencies’ [1. 369]). In 58 BC,  N. and  Verucloetius were the leaders of a Helvetian delegation to  Caesar, which asked permission to march through the  Provincia Narbonensis. (Caes. Gall. 1,7,3). Helvetii; Narbonensis Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans.

Aneroestes

(48 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Ἀνηροέστης, Ἀνηρόεστος; Anēroéstēs, Anēróestos). Celtic name, perhaps a variant of Anarevisios (‘very wise’). King of the  Gaesates, committed suicide after the defeat of the Celtic army at Telamon (225 BC) (Pol. 2,22,2; 2,26,5; 2,31,2; Flor. 1,20: Ariovisto duce). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography Schmidt, 126, 131.

Nasua

(26 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Leader of the Suebi in 58 BC, name Germanic (?), brother to Cimberius (Caes. B Gall. 1,37,3). Ariovistus; Suebi Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Mallovendus

(50 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic name (cf. Mal(l)orix). Prince of the Marsi who had subjugated himself to the Romans and who betrayed to Germanicus [2] in AD 15 the hiding place of the eagle standard of one of the fallen legions of Quinctilius Varus (Tac. Ann. 2,25). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Segovellauni

(96 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic tribe in the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis in the area between the Rhodanus and the Druna (modern département of Drôme). With the founding of the province the S. were absorbed into the civitas Valentinorum or the colonia Valentia founded under Caesar or Augustus (Plin. HN 3,34; Ptol. 2,10,12: Σεγαλλαυνοί). Str. 4,1,11 subsumes them under the name Cavari. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography Evans, 254-257, 272-277  J. Whatmough, The Dialects of Ancient Gaul, 1970, 80, 185  G. Barruol, Les peuples préromains du sud-est de la Gaule, in…

Andecombogius

(112 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Andocumborius, Andebrogius, Andecombo). Celtic composite of ande- and combogio: ‘He who exudes dignity’ [1. 143-144; 5. 49-51]. One of the two legates of the Remi, who offered Caesar the subjugation of their tribe in 57 BC (Caes. Gall. 2,3,1). The name Andecom(bo) appears on the silver coins of the Carnutes, which were probably dedicated to the leader of the Remi [3. 421 A. 1; 2. 78, 83, 330 fig. 264]. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Holder, vol. 1 2 A. Blanchet, Traité monn. gaul., 1905 3 J. B. Colbert de Beaulieu, Monnaies Gauloises au nom des…

Mandubracius

(66 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] King of the Trinobantes in south-eastern Britannia, who on the occasion of the murder of his father by Cassivellaunus had fled to Caesar on the mainland. When Caesar invaded Britannia for the second time in 54 BC, M. was able to return to his tribe by providing hostages and grain (Caes. B Gall. 5,20; 22,5; Oros. 6,9,8). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography Evans, 100ff.

Catumerus

(51 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Actumerus). Celtic name -- passed down in various forms -- of a Chatti prince, grandfather of  Italicus (Tac. Ann. 11,16,1; 11,17,1). Strabo (7,1,4) calls him Οὐκρόμηρος ( Oukrómēros). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography E. Koestermann, Cornelius Tacitus Annalen, 11-13 und 57-58, 1967 A. Scherer, Die kelt.-german. Namengleichungen, in: Corolla Linguistica 1955, 199-210.

Correus

(106 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic(?) name of a chieftain of the  Bellovaci, ‘dwarf’? [1. 339-340]. In 51 BC, together with  Commius, C. led the last large revolt of several Gaulish tribes against Caesar, which was also supported by Germanic troops. After initial success in beating the Rome-friendly  Remi and by avoiding an open battle with the Romans through clever tactics, an ambush laid by C. ultimately failed. The Gauls were beaten and C. fell in battle (Caes. B Gall. 8,6-21; Oros. 6,11,12-14). The name also appears on a British gold coin [2. 1134f.; 3. 153]. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bib…

Caesorix

(27 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celticized Germanic name ending in - rix ‘king’ [1.160]. Cimbrian chieftain ( Cimbri), captured at Vercellae in 101 BC. (Oros. 5,16,21). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schmidt.

Voccio, Voctio

(42 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] King of Noricum with a probably Celtic name [1. 478 f.]. One of V.'s sisters had married Ariovistus in Gaul, in 58 BC she and his other wife died (Caes. B Gall. 1,53,4). Caesar (C.) Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans.

Lugotorix

(38 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Lucotorix). Celtic compound name [1. 98f.]. British prince, who was taken captive in an attack on the Roman ship camp in Kent in 54 BC (Caes. B Gall. 5,22,1-2). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans.

Sido

(92 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] deposed (according to Tac. Ann. 12,29-30), together with his brother Vangio, their uncle Vannius, who - himself a Quadus - by Roman mandate ruled the kingdom of the Suebi, which neighboured the Quadi. The two brothers then ruled the Suebi state together and remained faithful to Rome. S. fought on the side of the followers of Vespasianus together with Italicus [2] and a contingent of troops on the front line in the battle of Cremona in 68/9 AD (Tac. Hist. 3,5,1; 3,21,2). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography Holder 2, 1540.

Verucloetius

(45 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic compound name ('famous far and wide' [1. 123 f.]). Leader with Nammeius of the Helvetian legation (Helvetii) that requested of Caesar in 58 BC to be allowed to march through the Roman province of Narbonensis (Caes. Gall. 1,7,3). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans.

Dumnacus

(78 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Domnacus). Celtic name; leader of the Andes (Evans, 345). In 51 BC D. besieged Duratius at Lemonum with his army. When he failed to storm the camp of the legate C. Caninius Rebilus, who had hastened to the aid of Duratius, he attempted to flee across the Loire before the advancing forces of C.  Fabius. There he was overtaken, and cut down in the subsequent battle (Caes. B Gall. 8,26-29).  Duratius Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Nehalennia

(264 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Germanic mother goddess, documented by more than 160 inscriptions and pictorial dedications from the 2nd/3rd cents. AD. With two exceptions from Cologne- Deutz these were all found along the Dutch estuary of the Schelde, e.g. in Domburg (Walcheren) and in a submerged temple area discovered as late as 1971/2 on Colijnsplaat (Noord-Beveland) in the Oosterschelde. Today the latter is associated with classical Ganuenta, the assumed principal settlement of the Frisiavones, whose chief …

Chilperic

(248 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Burgundian king, 5th cent. AD C. I, Burgundian king; died c. 480. Co-ruler from 457, after the death of his brother Gundic in c. 472 he replaced the latter as magister militum Galliarum (Sid. Apoll. Epist. 5,6,2). First having fought against the West Goths, he eventually went over to their side and dissolved the treaty of federation with the Western Roman Empire.  Magister militum Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography J. Richard, s.v. Chilperic I., LMA 2, 1824f. A. Demandt, s.v. Chilperic, RE Suppl. 12, 1588. [German version] [2] Merovingian king, 6th ce…

Epasnactus

(54 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Epad[nactus]; Celt. name compilation from epo- ‘Horse’ [2. 89-90]). Pro-Roman prince of the  Arverni, who captured the rebellious Cadurcan leader Lucterius in 51 BC and turned him over to Caesar (Caes. B Gall. 8,44,3). E. is documented on several coins [1. 432-436]. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 B. Colbert de Beaulieu see Diviciacus [1] 2 Evans.

Combutis

(76 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Κόμβουτις; Kómboutis). Galatian leader following  Brennus [2] on the 279 BC invasion of Greece [1. 178]. C. and Orestorius were sent off together at the head of a strong contingent through Thessaly into Aetolia. There they committed great atrocities against the inhabitants of the city of Callion and suffered substantial losses on their return to Thermopylae at the hands of the Aetolians who had rushed in pursuit (Paus. 10,22,2-7). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schmidt.

Chiomara

(144 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Χιομάρα; Chiomára). Celtic name of the wife of the Tolistobogian king  Ortiagon [1. 156]. In 189 BC, after the victory of Cn.  Manlius Vulso over the Galatians at Olympus, C. came into the hands of a centurio. When he first sexually assaulted her and then wanted to set her free in return for a high ransom, she had him killed at the handover. She delivered his head to her husband. Polybius is supposed to have met her personally in Sardis, evidently when she was interned there after the fall of Ortiagon in 183 BC. P…

Orgetorix

(196 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Celtic composite name: “King of the cudgels” [1. 108f.]). Influential and prosperous Helvetian nobleman, whose greed for royal power, according to Caesar,  led him to instigate a conspiracy by the nobility and in 61 BC to persuade his tribe to move away from its ancestral territory. Appointed leader of this enterprise, O. (according to Caesar) then made plans with Casticus and Dumnorix to conquer the whole of Gaul. In the spring of 60 BC his large number of followers prevented hi…

Boiorix

(157 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
Celtic/Illyrian compound for ‘King of the Boii’ [1.497; 2.153]. [German version] [1] Prince of the Boii around 194 in Italy Titular name of a prince of the Boii in Italy who, together with his brothers, led the war against the Romans in 194 BC (Liv. 34,46,4). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) [German version] [2] King of the Cimbri around 105 BC King of the  Cimbri, probably identical with the ferox iuvenis who in 105 BC killed the captured legate M.  Aurelius [I 18] Scaurus. Together with his fellow king, Lugius, B. fell at Vercellae, after first negotiating the t…

Troucillus

(94 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] C. Valerius T. was a respected man from the province of Gaul, who had the confidence of Caesar, who sent him as his interpreter to Diviciacus [2] in 58 BC (Caes. Gall. 1,19,3). Identifying him with C. Valerius Procillus, son of C. Valerius Caburus, the chieftain of the Helvii, and brother of Donnotaurus, is debatable. The latter and M. Mettius [I 1] were sent as Caesar's negotiators to the camp of Ariovistus, but were taken prisoner and freed by Caesar personally (Caes. Gall. 1,47,4; 1,53,5). Helvii Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography Evans, 380-382.

Bituitus

(115 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celt whose name is a compound form based on bitu- ‘world’ [1.149]. King of the Arverni, defeated in 121 BC by the consul Q.  Fabius Maximus in the region of the Isère's confluence with the Rhône when he came to the aid of the  Allobroges. B. was afterwards banished by the Senate to Alba (Liv. per. 61; Eutr. 4,22; Flor. Epit. 1,37; Oros. 5,14,1 i.a.; Fasti triumphales, CIL I2 634, p. 49 Betulto). His son, Congonnetiacus (Contoniatus), was initially brought to Rome as a hostage but may later have been installed as a client king (Diod. Sic. 34,36). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bib…

Tarcondarius

(75 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Ταρκονδάριος/ Tarkondários). T. Castor I, tetrarch of the Tectosages, with a Celtic name [1. 1732]. In the battle of Pharsalus in 48 BC, T. and his father-in-law Deiotarus supported Pompeius [I 3], sending him 300 horsemen (Caes. B Civ. 3,4,5). After Caesar's death in 44 BC, he and his wife were killed in his residence of Gorbeus by Deiotarus (Str. 12,5,3). He was the father of T. Castor II (Deiotarus). Galatia Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Holder 2

Concolitanus

(43 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Κογκολιτάνος; Koncholitános). Celtic name, ‘he whose heel is broad’ [1. 182]. Jointly with  Aneroëstes, king of the  Gaesati. He was captured by the Romans after the Celtic defeat at Telamon in 225 BC (Pol. 2,22,2; 2,31). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schmidt.

Tarcondimotus

(191 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
(Ταρκονδίμοτος/ Tarkondímotos; also Ταρκόνδημος/ Tarkóndēmos). [German version] [1] T. I. Philantonius King of Amanus, son of Straton. Roman ally, partisan of Pompeius [I 3], Caesar, Cassius [I 10] and finally Antonius [I 9], on whose side he fell at Actium in 31 BC (Plut. Antonius 61,2; Cass. Dio. 41,63,1; 47,26,2; 50,14,2; Flor. Epit. 2,13,5; IGR 3, 901 = OGIS 752 and 753). In 51 BC Cicero appraises him as fidelissimus socius trans Taurum amicissimusque populi Romani ("the most faithful ally beyond the Taurus and the best friend of the Roman people", Cic. Fam. 15,…

Catugnatus

(69 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Κατούγνατος; Katoúgnatos). Celtic name compound ‘for battle born, well acquainted with battle’ [1. 168]. Leader of the  Allobroges who plundered Gallia Narbonensis in 61 BC. C. was able for a long time successfully to hold his ground against the Romans and also to save himself when they seized the town of Solonum which he was defending (Cass. Dio 47,1-48,2; Liv. per. 103). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schmidt.

Deiotarus

(682 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Δηιόταρος; Dēiótaros). Φιλορώμαιος (regarding Celtic composite name cf. [4. 190; 5. 155]). Born at the end of the 2nd cent. BC the son of Sinorix (IG III2 3429); husband of Berenice; tetrarch of the Tolistobogii, king of the Galatians; died c. 40 BC. D. was a semi-Hellenized client prince of the Romans, and practised an energetic and unscrupulous form of power politics. He was one of the three Galatian tetrarchs who in 86 BC escaped the assassination attempts of Mithridates of Pontus. From then on he fought as an all…

Domnilaus

(82 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Δομνέκλειος; Domnékleios). Celtic name; tetrarch of the Trocmi, the son and successor of Brogitarus [1. 1303; 2. 155]. D. was killed on Pompey's side at Pharsalus in 49 BC. After the death of Deiotarus his territory was awarded to his son Adiatorix by Antony but Augustus had him executed after the battle of Actium (Caes. B Civ. 3,4,5; Str. 12,3,6).  Antonius [I 9];  Brogitarus;  Deiotarus;  Trocmi Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Holder, vol. 1 2 L. Weisgerber, Galatische Sprachreste, in: Natalicium. FS J. Geffken 1931.

Connacorix

(44 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Κοννακόριξ; Konnakórix). Galatian with a Celtic name [1. 182; 2. 155], in 73 BC a commander of  Mithridates in  Heraclea (Memnon 29,4; 34,4; 35,1-4; 7; 36=FGrH 3 no. 434). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schmidt. 2 L. Weisgerber, Galatische Sprachreste, in: Natalicium. FS J. Geffken, 1931.

Brittomaris

(68 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Leader of the  Senones, is alleged to have had Roman envoys murdered (App. Sam. 6 and Celt. 11). The Senones, together with the Etruscans, were defeated in 283 BC at the Vadimonian Lake by Consul P.  Cornelius Dolabella and driven out of Italy. The character of B. is perhaps a fabrication of the later  Annalists. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography E. Klebs, s.v. B., RE 3, 882.

Ambigatus

(83 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Ambicatos). Celtic compound name with ambi- ‘around’ [5. 122-123, 215; 1. 134-135; 4. 708]. According to Livy the  Biturigan A. during the reign of  Tarquinius Priscus in Rome was king of all Celts (Liv. 5,34,2). Because of overpopulation, he is supposed to have, under the leadership of his nephew  Segovesus, caused the first Celtic immigration to the Po Plain (Liv. 5,34,3-9). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans 2 Holder, vol. 1, 120 3 E. Klebs, s. v. A. RE 1, 1798 4 R. M. Ogilvie, Comm. on Livy, 1965 5 Schmidt.

Eporedorix

(222 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
Celtic composite name: ‘king of the riders?’ (cf. also Plut. Mor. 259A; C (Πορηδόριξ MS]. [German version] [1] Before Caesar's arrival the leader of the Haedui against the Sequani E. was the leader of the Haedui against the Sequani prior to Caesar's arrival,. In 52 BC, he fell into Roman captivity at Alesia (Caes. B Gall. 67,7).  Alesia;  Haedui;  Sequani Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) [German version] [2] Young equestrian leader of the Haedui Young equestrian leader of the Haedui, of noble descent. With Caesar's help, E. and Viridomarus had risen to highest office.…

Tasgetius

(81 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Prominent pro-Roman Celt [1. 378] whose ancestors were kings of the  Carnutes. Installed by Caesar in 56 BC as the king of this tribe, he was killed in the third year of his reign by his own people (Caes. B. Gall. 5,25; 5,29,2). Coin minting [2. 442 f.]. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans 2 J.-B. Colbert de Beaulieu, Les monnaies gauloises au nom des chefs mentionnés dans les Commentaires de César, in: M. Renard (ed.), Hommages à A. Grenier, vol. 1, 1962, 419-446.

Ducarius

(44 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic compound name formed from -caro- ‘dear’. Knight, in a unit of Insubres in Hannibal's army, who in the battle at Lake Trasimene in 217 BC killed the consul C.  Flaminius (Liv. 22,6,3-5; Sil. Pun. 5,644-658).  Hannibal Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)

Vertiscus

(52 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Remian noble and army leader (Remi). In 51 BC, as commander of a tribal contingent fighting on the side of Caesar, which he was leading in spite of his great age, V. fell in a cavalry battle with the  Bellovaci (Caes. Gall. 8,12). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography Evans, 386.

Vercondaridubnus

(58 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Haeduus with a Celtic/Venetian name [1. 291; 2. 280]. C. Iulius V. was the first provincial priest at the Ara Romae et Augusti dedicated by Claudius [II 24] Drusus at Lugdunum/Lyon on 1 August 12 BC (Liv. Per. 139). Haedui; Ruler cult Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schmidt 2 Evans. D. Fishwick, The Imperial Cult in the Latin West, vol. 1.1, 1987, 97-102.

Viridorix

(63 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic compound name [1. 126]. Chieftain of the Unelli in Venetia, who in 56 BC had a large army assembled from allied tribes and besieged the camp of the Roman legate Q. Titurius Sabinus. By means of a trick, Sabinus managed to defeat and annihilate V.' army (Caes. B Gall. 3,17-19; Cass. Dio 39,45). Caesar (I C); Veneti Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans.

Maelo

(98 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Greek Μέλωνος/ Mélōnos; Μαίλος/ Maílos). King of the Sugambri with a Celtic name [1. 374], who is supposed to have started the war against the Romans according to Str. 7,1,4; this probably refers to the defeat of M. Lollius [II 1] in 17/6 BC. After the forced relocation of the Sugambri to the left side of the Rhine (8 BC) he appears to have sought refuge with Augustus (R. Gest. div. Aug. 32). The son of his brother Baetorix, Deidorix, was carried along in the triumphal parade of Germanicus [2]. Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Holder, 2.

Waluburg

(180 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Βαλουβουργ; Baloubourg). Semnonian seer ('Sibyl'), mentioned on an AD 2nd-century óstrakon from Elephantine (in Egypt): Βαλουβουργ Σήνονι σιβύλλᾳ (SB III 6221). The inscription contains a list of people on the staff of the praefectus Aegypti ; W. was therefore in Roman service and may have been responsible for interpreting omens and soothsaying. Her name may trace back to Gothic *walus (pilgrim's/traveller's staff or magic wand). Other Germanic women seers probably also had political roles beyond their tribes, e.g. Ganna, a successor to Veled…

Catumelus

(43 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Catmelus). Celtic name compound ‘ceaseless in battle’ [1. 168]. Gallic prince who commanded a camp of relief troops on the Roman side in the campaign against the Histrians at Lake Timavus in 178 BC (Liv. 41,1,8). Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schmidt.

Duratius

(42 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] Celtic composite name: ‘the unfortunate’ [1. 87]. Pro-Roman chieftain of the Pictones, besieged by Dumnacus in 51 BC. His name is attested to on silver coins [2. 431-432].  Dumnacus;  Pictones Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans 2 B. Colbert de Beaulieu see Diviciacus [1].

Vercassivellaunus

(62 words)

Author(s): Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum)
[German version] (Celtic compound name, [1. 120; 2. 291]). Cousin of Vercingetorix and leader of the Arverni. V. was one of the four army leaders who commanded the Gaulish army sent to relieve Alesia in 52 BC. After the defeat of the Gauls he was captured while fleeing (Caes. B Gall. 7,76,3 f.; 7,83,6; 7,85,4; 7,88,4). Commius; Eporedorix [2]; Viridomarus Spickermann, Wolfgang (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Evans 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 …
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