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date: 20 October 2021

Gaul 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Raymond Van DamRaymond Van Dam

The largest region in the Roman Empire, comprising during the 4th century about one-quarter of the Latin West, and an area about two-thirds that of the entire Greek East. It connected three important economic and ecological zones in the European sector of the Empire: the Mediterranean heartland, the Atlantic coast, and the Rhine frontier. From the mid-4th century this vast region became the core of the prefecture of the Gauls, which also included ... ...

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