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Video on the Geography of Gaul 

List of Places and People for Geography Quiz

Instructions:  Place the following on one of the attached maps and study for a geography/map quiz.  You may wish to use more than one map. Organization is up to you. 

I. Regiones

Aquitania, -ae (f) 

Belgium, -i (n) territory of the Belgae

Britannia, -ae (f)

Gallia, -ae (f) 

Germania, -ae (f) the name applied by the Romans to lands east of the Rhine river. 

Hispania, -ae (f)

II. Flumina

Garumna, -ae (f) 

Matrona, -ae (f) Marne

Oceanus, -i (m) Atlantic Ocean

Padus, i (m) Po river in northern Italy

Rhenus, -i (m) - Rhine

Rhodanus, -i (m)  - Rhone

Sequana, -ae (f) River Seine

 III. Nationes/Civitates

Aedui - Celtic people of central Gaul or Modern Burgundy, who are allied with Rome but also have an anti-Roman faction.   

Allobroges - people of central Gaul annexed by Rome in 121 BC under Cn. Domitius         Ahenobarbus

Arverni - people of central and rivals of the Aedui for dominance in this area

Aquitani

Belgae

Carnutes

Helvetii

Remi

Sequani

Suebi - Germanic folk east of the Rhine

Treveri

Veneti

IV. Montes

Alpes, -ium (f) 

Pyrenaei Montes

Mons Iura - north of lake Geneva

 

V. Provinciae Romanae

Gallia Cisalpina/Gallia Citerior

Gallia Transalpina/Gallia Ulterior/Narbonensis

Illyricum

 

VI. Oppida

Alesia, -ae (f) site of important siege in 52 BC during Vercingetorix revolt. 

Avaricum, -i (n) stronghold of the Biturges

Bibracte, is (n) (modern Mont-Beuvray) a hill fort and the original capital of the Aedui

Cenabum, -i (n) modern Orleans

Genava, -ae (f) city of the Allobroges (modern Geneva)

Gergovia, -ae (f) an oppidum of the Arverni, held by Vercingetorix against Caesar in 52

Massillia, ae (f) Greek colony on Southern Coast of France allied with Rome

Narbo, Narbonis (f)  - Roman colony in Transalpine Gaul

Samarobriva, ae (f) modern Amiens

Vesontio(mod. Besancon) an important town in the campaign against the German King         Ariovistus (liber primus de bello Gallico)

 

VI. Aqua

Lacus Lemannus, -i (m) Lake Geneva  

Oceanus, Oceani (m)

 

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