The development of the Roman provinces in Gaul (1st cent. BC – 4th cent. AD)
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The map deals with Gaul bounded by the Pyrenaei montes, the Mare internum, the Alps, the Jura, the Rhenus and the Oceanus (cf. table). The overall impression of the territory is conditioned by a plethora of individual landscapes including highlands (Massif Central, Vosegus, Cebenna, Arduenna), plains (basin around Lutecia, plateau of Aquitania) and fracture zones (Rhenus, Rhodanus and Arar, Liger). Agriculture, the basis of ancient settlement, th…

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Olshausen, E., “The development of the Roman provinces in Gaul (1st cent. BC – 4th cent. AD)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 24 September 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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