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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 795 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AMBIORIX, prince of the Eburones, a tribe of Belgian Gaul. Although Caesar (q.v.) had freed him from paying tribute to the Aduatuci, he joined Catuvolcus (winter, 54 B.C.) in a rising against the Roman forces under Q. Titurius Sabinus and L. Aurunculeius Cotta, and almost annihilated them. An attack on Quintus Cicero (brother of the orator), then quartered with a legion in the territory of the Nervii, failed owing to the timely appearance of Caesar. Ambiorix is said to have found safety across the Rhine. Caesar, Bell. Gall. v. 26-51, vi. 29-43, viii. 24;Dio Cassius xl. 7-1 I ; Florus iii. io.
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AMBIGUITY (Fr. ambiguite, med. Lat. ambiguitas, fro...

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