Cantabrians

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Cantabrians

 

one of the Iberian tribes in northern Spain. According to ancient authors, they were characterized by austere customs and great bravery. They stubbornly fought the Romans during the second and first centuries B.C. and were finally subdued during the reign of Augustus in 29–19 B.C. The territory that had been settled by the Cantabrians became part of the Roman province of Hispania Citerior (or Tarraconia).

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In the classical period, which probably reflects a comparable situation in the few centuries before it, Iberia was composed of different, ethnolinguistically, peoples (the Cantabri, Astures, Gallaeci, Lusitani, Turdetani, the Levantine Iberi, the 'Iberi' from north of the Ebro River, the Celtiberi and the Celts), with different systems for establishing prices, means of payment and storing wealth (Garcia-Bellido 2011).
Attempts to overthrow him had failed, his military prowess had been tested against the Cantabri and Parthians, and the peace within Rome had proved itself a stable one.