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Calgacus [Galgacus]locked

(fl. c. ad 83/4)
  • G. S. Maxwell

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Calgacus [Galgacus] (fl.c.ad 83/4), chieftain in Caledonia, was the British war leader whom Tacitus represents as exhorting the confederate host which opposed a Roman army under Cn. Julius Agricola at the battle of 'Mons Graupius'. The site of this conflict, in which upwards of (reportedly) 30,000 native troops united to defend ...

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