This name occurs in Tacitus (Tac. Hist. 1.68
), and nowhere else.
The history shows that Tacitus is speaking of the country of the Helvetii. The Vocetius is conjectured to be that part of the Jura which is named Boetzberg.
The road from Bâle
runs through the Fsrickthal
over the Bötzberg
The Helvetii fled fiom Caecina (A.D. 70) into the Vocetius, where many were caught and massacred. Aventicum, the chief city (caput gentis), surrendered to Caecina. [AVENTICUM
] It has been proposed to write Vogesus for Vocetius in the passage of Tacitus; but there is no reason for the alteration.