Senones

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Senones

(sēnō`nēz, sĕn`ōnēz), name of two distinct groups of ancient people of GaulGaul
, Lat. Gallia, ancient designation for the land S and W of the Rhine, W of the Alps, and N of the Pyrenees. The name was extended by the Romans to include Italy from Lucca and Rimini northwards, excluding Liguria.
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. One settled in NE Italy S of the Po in the 4th cent. B.C; the other lived in the valley of the Seine.
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Senones

 

the name of two Celtic tribes. One tribe settled along the Adriatic coast of northern Italy in approximately 400 B.C In 390 (or 387) B.C it captured and sacked Rome after a victory at the Allia River. In 283 B.C the tribe was almost completely annihilated by an army led by the Roman consul Dola-bella. A second tribe settled in Gallia Lugdunensis.

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