Latobici

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For the tribe of the same name mentioned in the Commentarii de Bello Gallico, see Latobrigi.

Latobici (Latovici, Λατόβικοι) were a Celtic[1][2] tribe settling in modern-day Slovenia mentioned by Ptolemy.[3] In Roman times, their cities were Praetorium Latobicorum (modern Trebnje) and Municipium Latobicorum, or later Neviodunum (modern Drnovo). Their name seems to be connected to the theonym Latobius[4] ('He who is most ardent'), of which 6 inscriptions have been found at two locations in Austria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilkes, J. J. The Illyrians, 1992,ISBN 0-631-19807-5,page 81,"... " In Roman Pannonia the Latobici and Varciani who dwelt east of the Venetic Catari in the upper Sava valley were Celtic but the Colapiani of ..."
  2. ^ Wilkes, J. J. The Illyrians, 1992,ISBN 0-631-19807-5,page 256, "... established among the predominantly Celtic communities of the Latobici and Varciani. Only later, in the reign of Trajan (AD 98-117), does the Roman citizenship begin to appear among the ..."
  3. ^ Ptolemy, Geography, 2,14,2.
  4. ^ http://www.celtnet.org.uk/gods_l/latobius.html