or BRIONES (Βρεῦνοι
), a Raetian tribe dwelling in the north of the modern Tyrol, about Mount Brenner, whose capital is called by Pliny (3.24
), Breunorum caput, and is probably identical with the modern Brunecken.
The Breuni were one of the Alpine tribes conquered in the reign of Augustus. (Plin. l.c.; Strab. iv. p.206
; Hor. Carm. 4.14
. 11; Venant. Fortunat. Vit. S. Martini,
p. 470, ed. Luchi; Cassiod. Var.
1.11; Paul. Diac. Longob.