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date: 23 September 2021

Atrebates(1)locked

, a tribe of Gallia Belgica

Atrebates(1)locked

, a tribe of Gallia Belgica
  • John Frederick Drinkwater

Extract

Atrebates (1), a people of Gallia Belgica (see belgae), conquered by *Caesar in 57 bce. However, in 53 they contributed 4,000 men to the Gallic forces at *Alesia, under *Commius, and revolted again in 51. Under the empire their centre was transferred from the hill-fort at Etrun to Nemetacum (Arras), on an important road junction. Though they will have been disturbed by the Germanic invasions of the late 3rd cent. (Arras was reduced in size), their high-quality woollens still figured in *Diocletian's Price Edict of 301.

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  • Roman History and Historiography

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