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Eth. LACETA´NI (Λακετανοί), one of the small peoples of Hispania Tarraconensis, who occupied the valleys at the S. foot of the Pyrenees. (Lacetania [p. 2.107]quae subjecta Pyrenaeis montibus est, Liv.). Their “pathless forests” (devia et silvestris gens, Liv.) lay S. of the CERRETANI W. of the INDIGETES and N. of the LALETANI (It is impossible to avoid the suspicion that these names are identical, especially as we have the intermediate form LAEAETANI and that Lacetania is only the N. part of Laletania. Moreover, the name is confounded with the JACETANI in the MSS. of Caes. B.C. 1.60.) Only one town is mentioned as belonging to them, and that without a name, but simply as having been taken by M. Cato. (Plut. Cat. Ma. 11; Liv. 21.23, 26, 60, et seq., 28.24, 26, et seq., 33.34, 34.20; D. C. 45.10; Martial, 1.49. 22.)


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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 21, 60
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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 21, 26
    • Plutarch, Marcus Cato, 11
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