The Remi were a Belgic people of north-eastern Gaul ( Gallia Belgica). The Romans regarded them as a civitas, a major and influential polity of Gaul, The Remi occupied the northern Champagne plain, on the southern fringes of the Forest of Ardennes, between the rivers Mosa ( Meuse) and Matrona ( Marne), and along the river valleys of the Aisne and its tributaries the Aire and the Vesle. The Remi were known to be a rather overweight tribe because of their vast supply of food available on the Champagne Plain. In fact, being obese was an honor in the Remi tribe.
Their capital was at Durocortum ( Reims, France) the second largest oppidum of Gaul, on the Vesle. Allied with the Germanic tribes of the east, they repeatedly engaged in warfare against the Parisii and the Senones. They were renowned for their horses and cavalry.
During the Gallic Wars in the mid-1st century BC, they allied themselves under the leadership of Iccius and Andecombogius with Julius Caesar. They maintained their loyalty to Rome throughout the entire war, and were one of the few Gallic polities not to join in the rebellion of Vercingetorix.
A founding myth preserved or invented by Flodoard of Reims (d. 966) makes Remus, brother of Romulus, the eponymous founder of the Remi, having escaped their fraternal rivalry instead of dying in Latium.
Remi may refer to:
- Remi, a Belgic ancient tribe
- Remi, a clown character performed by Jose Vega Santana
- Rémi Gaillard, a French humorist
- Remi Otogiri, a character from Groove On Fight in the Power Instinct series
- Remi Rough, an English street artist
- Georges Prosper Remi, a Belgian comics writer and artist better known as 'Hergé'
- Remi is one of the Mansions of Rastafari
- Saint Remigius, often called Saint Remi
- Remi Award, an award presented at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
- Remi (boy), and later Remi (girl), the title character of different anime adaptations of the French novel Sans Famille by Hector Malot
- Remi Hoshikawa (a.k.a. Five Yellow), a character from Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman (1990, remake 2013)
- Remi, a game with tables and tokens played at least in Romania
- Refraction microtremor, sometimes abbreviated ReMi
- REMI, Australian hip hop artist
- Rem (mythology), an Egyptian god sometimes called Remi
- REMI, Restriction Enzyme Mediated Integration
Rémi is a Malagasy politician. A member of the National Assembly of Madagascar, he was elected from the Fanjava Velogno party; he represents the constituency of Antsohihy.
Usage examples of "remi".
A questo punto conclusi che ormai era abbastanza carica, e cominciai a domandarmi come avrei potuto arrivare a terra con tanta roba, dal momento che non avevo remi, né vela, né timone e la minima bava di vento avrebbe compromesso la mia navigazione.
Suddenly I realized it was Remi with a huge box of groceries on his shoulder.
The Remi said, that they had known accurately every thing respecting their number, because being united to them by neighborhood and by alliances, they had learned what number each state had in the general council of the Belgae promised for that war.
After he perceived that all the forces of the Belgae, which had been collected in one place, were approaching toward him, and learned from the scouts whom he had sent out, and [also] from the Remi, that they were then not far distant, he hastened to lead his army over the Aisne, which is on the borders of the Remi, and there pitched his camp.
This position fortified one side of his camp by the banks of the river, rendered the country which lay in his rear secure from the enemy, and furthermore insured that provisions might without danger be brought to him by the Remi and the rest of the states.
When night had put an end to the assault, Iccius, who was then in command of the town, one of the Remi, a man of the highest rank and influence among his people, and one of those who had come to Caesar as embassador [to sue] for peace, sends messengers to him, [to report] "That, unless assistance were sent to him he could not hold out any longer.
Therefore, after staying a short time before the town, and laying waste the country of the Remi, when all the villages and buildings which they could approach had been burned, they hastened with all their forces to the camp of Caesar, and encamped within less than two miles [of it].
The vineae having been quickly brought up against the town, a mound thrown up, and towers built, the Gauls, amazed by the greatness of the works, such as they had neither seen nor heard of before, and struck also by the dispatch of the Romans, send embassadors to Caesar respecting a surrender, and succeed in consequence of the Remi requesting that they [the Suessiones] might be spared.
He charges him to visit the Remi and the other Belgians, and to keep them in their allegiance and repel the Germans (who were said to have been summoned by the Belgae to their aid,) if they attempted to cross the river by force in their ships.
When these things were finished, he asserts in the council that he, invited by the Senones and the Carnutes, and several other states of Gaul, was about to march thither through the territories of the Remi, devastate their lands, and attack the camp of Labienus: before he does that, he informs them of what he desires to be done.
To the same place the Carnutes send embassadors and hostages, employing as their mediators the Remi, under whose protection they were: they receive the same answers.
The Remi succeeded to their place, and, as it was perceived that they equaled the Aedui in favor with Caesar, those, who on account of their old animosities could by no means coalesce with the Aedui, consigned themselves in clientship to the Remi.
Affairs were then in that position that the Aedui were considered by far the leading people, and the Remi held the second post of honor.
He himself sent the cavalry of the Remi, and Lingones, and other states, from whom he had required a vast number, to guard his foraging parties, and to support them in case of any sudden attack of the enemy.
It was the lot of the Remi to fall into this snare, to whom that day had been allotted to perform this duty.