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The Gabalians ( Latin Gabali ; Greek Γαβαλεῖς) were a Celtic tribe in Gallia Aquitania and Gallia Narbonensis , who settled as a clientele of the Arverni in this mountainous region from which Oltis ( Lot ) and Elaver ( Allier ) originate.

In a work by the historian Konrad Mannert from 1804, the Gabalier silver mines are mentioned. A Roman tombstone from Narbo ( Narbonne ) names a veteran named Titus Valerius Titulus, who belonged to the Gabalier tribe. In his biography of Caesar, Plutarch mentions the Gabalians among the tribes who joined Vercingetorix in the all-Gallic uprising against the Romans under the leadership of the Kadurk prince Lucterius.



  • Christopher Pelling: Plutarch Caesar , Translated with an Introduction and Commentary, Clarendon Ancient History Series, Oxford University Press, 2011, ISBN 9780-1981-4904-0 . (English)
  • Schlimmer / De Boer: Woordenboek der Grieksche en Romeinsche Oudheid , Haarlem 1920. (Dutch)
  • Société nationale des antiquaires de France , Société royale des antiquaires de France, Société des antiquaires de France: Mémoires de la Société nationale des antiquaires de France. C. Klincksieck, 1826, Volume 7, pp. 87 ff. (French)

Individual evidence

  1. Konrad Mannert: Geography of the Greeks and Romans illustrated from their writings. Verlag Hahn, 1804, p. 132.
  2. CIL XII, 4370 : Se vivo / Valerius / T (iti) f (ilius) Fabia / Titullus / Cabaliensis / veteranus. (Titus Valerius Titulus, son of Titus, from the tribe of Fabia, a Gabaliens veteran [erected] himself during his lifetime [has this gravestone])
  3. Christopher Pelling: Plutarch Caesar . P. 265.