The New Student's Reference Work/Cimbri

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Cimbri (sĭm′brī), a people who, together with the Teutons, came out of the north of Germany, and moving southward fought against the Romans in 113 B. C. At first victorious, they were prevented from ravaging Italy by Marius, who routed them in a battle near Verona in 101 B. C. In this battle they showed the greatest courage, even the women killing themselves and their children when they saw that all was lost. Years later, Cæsar and Tacitus speak of the Cimbri, who appear to have lived, a few in number, in the far north of Germany. They probably belonged to the German race.