an Alpine people. of Northern Italy, who are mentioned by Augustus in the inscription in which he recorded the final subjugation of the Alpine tribes (ap. Plin. Nat. 3.20. s. 24
It appears from Pliny that the whole people was reduced to slavery and sold together with their lands.
According to Cato they were of Euganean race, as well as their neighbours the Camuni, with whom they are repeatedly mentioned in. common. (Plin. l.c.
) Hence there is little doubt, that they were the inhabitants of the district still called Val Trompia,
the upper valley of the Mella,
and separated only by an intervening ridge of mountains from the Val Camonica,
the land of the Camuni.