Amantini

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Amantini (Greek Ἄμαντες) was the name of a Pannonian[1] Illyrian tribe.[2] They greatly resisted the Romans but were sold as slaves after their defeat.[3] The Amantini were close to Sirmium[4] The name of the Illyrian tribe of Amantini bears resemblance to the name of the Greek tribe of Amantes (also known as Abantes), which originally hailed from Phocis and Euboea.

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  1. ^ Dalmatia Tome 2 of History of the provinces of the Roman Empire by J. J. Wilkes, 1969, page 534
  2. ^ Wilkes, J. J. The Illyrians, 1992, ISBN 0-631-19807-5, page 218, "Except for the Latobici and Varciani, whose names are Celtic, the civitates of Colapiani, Jasi, Breuci, Amantini and Scordisci were Illyrian."
  3. ^ Wilkes, J. J. The Illyrians, 1992, ISBN 0-631-19807-5, page 207, "The war was a savage affair and the main resistance to the Romans came from the Breuci and Amantini in the Sava valley. The young males were rounded up and sold as slaves in Italy, a quite exceptional action..."
  4. ^ Wilkes, J. J. The Illyrians, 1992, ISBN 0-631-19807-5, page 81, "...the Breuci with Scilus Bato, Blaedarus, Dasmenus, Dasius, Surco, Sassaius, Liccaius and Lensus, and the Amantini and Scordisci around Sirmium with Terco and Precio, Dases and Dasmenus..."