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Latobici (Latovici, Λατόβικοι) were a Celtic[1][2] tribe settling in modern-day Slovenia mentioned by Ptolemy.[3] In Roman times, their cities were Praetorium Latobicorum (modern Trebnje) and Municipium Latobicorum, or later Neviodunum (modern Drnovo). Their name seems to be connected to the theonym Latobius ('He who is most ardent')[citation needed], of which 6 inscriptions have been found at two locations in Austria.


  1. ^ Wilkes, J. J. The Illyrians, 1992,ISBN 0-631-19807-5,page 81,"... " In Roman Pannonia the Latobici and Varciani who dwelt east of the Venetic Catari in the upper Sava valley were Celtic but the Colapiani of ..."
  2. ^ Wilkes, J. J. The Illyrians, 1992,ISBN 0-631-19807-5,page 256, "... established among the predominantly Celtic communities of the Latobici and Varciani. Only later, in the reign of Trajan (AD 98-117), does the Roman citizenship begin to appear among the ..."
  3. ^ Ptolemy, Geography, 2,14,2.