Artabri


According to Strabo, the Artabri (or Arrotrebae)[1] were an ancient Gallaecian Celtic tribe,[2] living in the extreme north-west of modern Galicia, about Cape Nerium (Cabo Prior), outskirts of the city and port of Ferrol, where in Roman times, in the 1st century BC, a fishing port existed which also trade in metals (like Silver, Gold, Tin and Iron[3] ) as well as wild horses[4]in the bay of Ferrol most likely administered from nearby Nerium (Modern day Narahio famous for its medieval castle and cape Nerium[5] modern day Cape Prior) in an area dominated by the Artabri (or Arrotrebae) [6]) giving name to the Portus Magnus Artabrorum[7] (Form not just by the bay of Ferrol but the three rias of Ferrol, Betanzos and Corunna). Strabo reports several seaports among the Artabri. Ptolemy[8] places them among Galaeci Lucenses and gives their capital town as Lucus Augusti (now Lugo).

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  1. The common name to Strabo: Sir William Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, vol. I, s.v. "Artabri".
  2. Strabo, iii.153, Pomponius Mela, iii.1.9. (Smith)
  3. Jones, Horace Leonard (1949). The Geography Of Strabo Vol.2. pp. 45-46.
  4. Jones, Horace Leonard (1949). The Geography Of Strabo Vol.2. pp. 107.
  5. Jones, Horace Leonard (1949). The Geography Of Strabo Vol.2. pp. 7-8.
  6. Jones, Horace Leonard (1949). The Geography Of Strabo Vol.2. pp. 71.
  7. Mela, Pomponius; Vadianus, Joachim; Camers, Joannes (1522). Pomponii Melae De orbis situ libri tres, : accuratissime emendati,. John Carter Brown Library. Basileae, : apud Andream Cratandrum. pp. 163.
  8. Ptolemy, ii.6.22.