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The Chauci were a populous Germanic tribe inhabiting the extreme northwestern shore of Germany during Roman times - basically the stretch of coast between Frisia in the west to the Elbe estuary in the east. By the end of the 3rd century CE, they had merged with the Saxons : whether this conjunction was amicable or forced is not clear. Jump to: navigation, search The term Germanic tribes (or Teutonic tribes) applies to the ancient Germanic peoples of Europe. ... Jump to: navigation, search In the centuries before the autocracy of Augustus, Rome had already accumulated a collection of tribute-states beyond the Italian Peninsula, including former Mediterranean competitors Syracuse and Carthage. ... Frisia (known in German and Dutch as Friesland) is a region along the southeastern coasts of the North Sea. ... The Elbe River (Czech Labe   listen?, Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, Polish Łaba, German Elbe, Hungarian Elba) is one of the major waterways of central Europe. ... // Events The Sassanid dynasty of Persia launches a war to reconquer lost lands in the Roman east. ... This article is about the Saxons, a Germanic people. ...


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Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo - LoveToKnow 1911 (572 words)
In the reign of Tiberius he held the office of praetor, and was appointed to the superintendence of the roads and bridges.
Under Claudius he was governor of lower Germany (A.D. He punished the Frisii who refused to pay the tribute, and was on the point of advancing against the Chauci, but was recalled by the emperor and ordered to withdraw behind the Rhine.
In order to provide employment for his soldiers, Corbulo made them cut a canal from the Mosa (Meuse) to the northern branch of the Rhine, which still forms one of the chief drains between Leiden and Sluys, and before the introduction of railways was the ordinary traffic road between Leiden and Rotterdam.
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