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The Briniates were an ancient Ligurian tribe mentioned by Livy as being subjugated by Rome under consuls Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Quintus Mucius Scaevola in 175 BCE.[1] They inhabited the valley of the Vara.[2]


  1. ^ Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1857), s.v. Ligures (Liv. xli. 19.)
  2. ^ The Encyclopædia Britannica (1894), Vol. 14, p. 646