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Gallia Cisalpina
(1,556 words)

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A. Location

The Roman province in northern Italy borders on the Alps in the north and west, the Apennines in the south and the Adriatic in the east. Traversed by the Padus (Po) (Gallia Transpadana to the north and Gallia Cispadana to the south of the Padus), Gallia Cisalpina (GC) was identified with the Po valley (latissima pars Italiae, Tac. Hist. 1,70,1).

In antiquity the geomorphological structure of GC was in many respects quite different from today, e…

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Uggeri, Giovanni (Florence), “Gallia Cisalpina”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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