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date: 31 October 2020

Gaul (Cisalpine) 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

The northern region comprising the Po (Padus) plain and its mountain fringes from the Apennines to the Alps was known to the Romans as Cisalpine Gaul. In the middle republic it was not considered part of Italy, which extended only to the foothills of the Apennines along a line roughly from Pisae to Ariminum. Beyond the Apennines lay Gaul, a land inhabited by Celtic peoples whom the Romans looked upon with fear and wonder. (... ...

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