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Romanization in Lombardy and Italian Switzerland

Poster of the Exhibition. Photo: Santa Giulia Museum Brexia

The tribes of the Po Valley in Northern Italy had different attitudes towards the military and political ambitions of Rome in the last century before Christ. Some were hostile to Rome (the Insubrians), some concluded an alliance (Venetians and Cenomanes), and others remained hesitant (Ligurians). After the conquest in the last decades before Christ, the … Read more » “Romanization in Lombardy and Italian Switzerland”

Switzerland and the Roman Empire

Swiss territory and Roman provinces 14 AD. Marc Zanoli. Photo: Wikipedia.

The population of Switzerland before the conquest by the Romans in the last decades before Christ consisted of Celtic tribes. Geneva was already occupied since 120 BC as most northern city of the Allobroges and Roman province of Gaul Transalpine, the regions Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Rhône Alpes, except the independent city state of Massilia … Read more » “Switzerland and the Roman Empire”

Romanization in Switzerland

The Amfitheatre of Avenches. Photo: www.avenchesopera.ch

Romanisation can be defined as the process of change and integration of indigenous societies into the Roman Empire. One of the principal characteristics of Romanisation was its regional and temporal variability and differences throughout the Empire. The eastern part, the Greek speaking world, differed from the western part. The heterogeneity in the western part, for … Read more » “Romanization in Switzerland”