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Ancient Roman province between the Alps, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Cévennes Mountains, comprising what is now southeastern France. Part of Roman Gallia (seeGaul), it was originally called Provincia (seeProvence) and was renamed Gallia Narbonensis under Augustus. It became fully Romanized and was governed by a proconsul. The mild climate attracted many Roman immigrants. Vineyards prospered, olive groves were cultivated, and splendid buildings were erected. The province was also famous for its culture, especially the schools at Massilia (seeMarseille).
Variants of NARBONENSIS
Narbonensis or Gallia Narbonensis
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