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date: 09 December 2022

Divitiacus(1)locked

, Aeduan Druid, 1st cent. bce

Divitiacus(1)locked

, Aeduan Druid, 1st cent. bce
  • John Frederick Drinkwater

Extract

Divitiacus (1) (1st cent. bce), an Aeduan Druid, whose career typifies the political division that exposed Gaul to conquest. His policy of inviting Roman aid against aggressors (unsuccessfully in 61 bce against *Ariovistus alone, successfully in 58 against both the Helvetii and Ariovistus) enabled him to emerge victorious over his bitter rival, his brother *Dumnorix.

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  • Roman History and Historiography
  • Roman Myth and Religion

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