(German alle Männer
men”). A confederacy of Germans, consisting of the tribes between the Danube, the
Rhine, and the Main. They first came into contact with the Romans in the reign of Caracalla,
who assumed the surname of Alemannicus on account of a pretended victory over them (A.D. 214).
After this time they continually invaded the Roman dominions, and in the fifth century were in
possession of Alsace and of German Switzerland. See Germania