Cisalpine Gaul

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Cis·al·pine Gaul

 (sĭs-ăl′pīn′ gôl′)
A section of ancient Gaul south and east of the Alps in present-day Italy.
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Cisalpine Gaul

(Historical Terms) (in the ancient world) that part of Gaul between the Alps and the Apennines
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1. an ancient region in W Europe, including the modern areas of N Italy, France, Belgium, and the S Netherlands: consisted of two main divisions, one part S of the Alps (Cisalpine Gaul) and another part N of the Alps (Transalpine Gaul).
2. a province of the ancient Roman Empire, including the territory corresponding to modern France, Belgium, the S Netherlands, Switzerland, N Italy, and Germany W of the Rhine.
3. a native or inhabitant of Gaul.
4. a native or inhabitant of France.
Latin, Gallia (for defs. 1,2).
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It marked the boundary between Italy, as controlled by Rome, and the Roman province of Cisalpine Gaul.
Second, on page 205 Goldsworthy, quoting Caesar from his De Bellico Gallo, states that in 58 BC when Helvetian tribes were moving to Cisalpine Gaul, Caesar moved his legions from Rome to the bank of the Rhone in eight days.
Titus Livius (64 or 59 BCE-17 CE) lived in the backwoods of Cisalpine Gaul, now northern Italy, and does not seem to have been engaged in the literary or political circles of Rome.
Narrator C: The following year, Caesar receives a military command that includes the Roman province of Cisalpine Gaul. [Today, that area is northern Italy and southern France.] A brilliant general, Caesar begins a steady, brutal conquest of the rest of Gaul.