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Leuci

The Leuci were a Gallic tribe, recorded to have lived in the southern part of what is now Lorraine. They are mentioned by Julius Caesar as a people supplying wheat to the Roman army in 58 BC, along with the Lingones and Sequani.[1]

Location

Map with the location of Belgica shortly before Roman conquest

Strabo in his Geographica describes the Leuci and a part of the Lingones dwelling "above" the Mediomatrici, whose capital was at Metz.[2]

Hillforts in the region of the Leuci include some small ones in the Vosges, and Boviolles in the Ornain valley in the west of the territory. There is also a possible oppidum in Geneviève (Essey). Toul (in Latin Tullum) was the Roman capital "civitas" of the tribe. But Ptolemy listed Naix (Latin Nasium) also as a civitas of the Leuci, and it was probably larger.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Gallic Wars, I.40
  2. ^ http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0239:book=4:chapter=3&highlight=leuci
  3. ^ http://books.google.be/books?id=aEyS54uSj88C&pg=PA347

See also

External links

  • City of the Leuci
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