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A king of the Celtae, in the time of Tarquinius Priscus. According to the account given by Livy (v. 34), he sent his two nephews, Sigovesus and Bellovesus, in quest of new settlements, with the view of diminishing the overflowing numbers at home. The two chieftains drew lots respecting their course, and Sigovesus obtianed the route that led towards the Hercynian forest, Bellovesus the road to Italy. What is here stated, however, appears to be a mere legend, owing its origin to the simultaneous emigrations of two hordes of Gallic warriors. See Thierry, Histoire des Gaulois, i. 39.

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