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Eth. SU´NICI Tacitus (Tac. Hist. 4.66) mentions the Sunici in the history of the war with Civilis. Civilis having made an alliance with the Agrippinenses (Cöln) resolved to try to gain over the nearest people to Cöln, and he first secured the Sunici. Claudius Labeo opposed him with a force hastily raised among the Betasii, Tungri and Nervii, and he was confident in his position by having possession of the bridge over the Mosa. [PONS MOSAE]. No certain conclusion as to the position of the Sunici can be derived from this; but perhaps they were between Cöln and the Maas. Pliny (4.17) mentions the Sunici between the Tungri and the Frisiabones.


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    • Tacitus, Historiae, 4.66
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.17
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