A powerful people in Gallia Belgica, who were
reckoned the bravest of all the Belgic Gauls after the Bellovaci, and who could bring 50,000
men into the field in Caesar's time. The Suessiones dwelt in an extensive and fertile country
east of the Bellovaci, south of the Veromandui, and west of the Remi. They possessed twelve
towns, of which the capital was Noviodunum, subsequently Augusta Suessonum or Suessones
(Soissons) (B. G.
ii. 3, 12; vii. 75).