Amantini

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Amantini (Greek Ἄμαντες) was the name of an Pannonian[1] Illyrian tribe.[2] They greatly resisted the Romans but were sold as slaves after their defeat.[3] The Amantini were close to Sirmium[4] but the tribe was probably present in southern areas as well due to the existence of a city name Amantia.[5] This would make the south Amantini the southernmost Illyrian tribe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dalmatia Tome 2 of History of the provinces of the Roman Empire by J. J. Wilkes, 1969, page 534
  2. ^ Wilkes, J. J. The Illyrians, 1992, ISBN 0-631-19807-5, page 218, "Except for the Latobici and Varciani, whose names are Celtic, the civitates of Colapiani, Jasi, Breuci, Amantini and Scordisci were Illyrian."
  3. ^ Wilkes, J. J. The Illyrians, 1992, ISBN 0-631-19807-5, page 207, "The war was a savage affair and the main resistance to the Romans came from the Breuci and Amantini in the Sava valley. The young males were rounded up and sold as slaves in Italy, a quite exceptional action..."
  4. ^ Wilkes, J. J. The Illyrians, 1992, ISBN 0-631-19807-5, page 81, "...the Breuci with Scilus Bato, Blaedarus, Dasmenus, Dasius, Surco, Sassaius, Liccaius and Lensus, and the Amantini and Scordisci around Sirmium with Terco and Precio, Dases and Dasmenus..."
  5. ^ In An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis by Mogens Herman, ISBN 0-19-814099-1, 2004, page 342