Talk:Gallia Narbonensis

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The title issue: I am honestly of the opinion that because this is a English wiki we should use the most common and well know English name, for almost every subject including this one (name of the province). After all, we have a article called "Roman Empire" instead "Imperium Romanorum", etc. The Latin names should largely be used as titles in the Latin wiki. They should certainly appear inside of the article, no questions there. All the English books I own name this province as "Transalpine Gaul" and therefore I think we should use that name. It is simply simplier for a relative ignorant user to understand that name. Well that is my opinion. I propose a transfer to "Transalpine Gaul". Thanks Flamarande 10:20, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

I disagree, the tendency nowadays is to use the correct name rather than some English translation of varying accuracy and specificity. Looking through a number of booksthe term Gallia Narbonensis is used frequently.

--Nantonos 12:14, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Gallia Transalpina (which can be translated accurately as Transalpine Gaul) is not necessarily the same thing as the Narbonensis. The two usages do overlap, however, and this is one of the current article's insufficiencies. Cynwolfe (talk) 16:37, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Why did the romans call it Provincia Nostra ("our province") ?[edit]

Why did the romans call it Provincia Nostra ("our province") when the romean empire controlled more then one pronvince? I don't think this was there first province outside of Itally.--Scott3 13:19, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

I think that Caesar called it that, because he was proconsul of it at the time. An early use of 'the royal we' perhaps. --Nantonos 12:14, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
I'm not at all sure, but I think this was not limited to Caesar. The first Roman senators to come from outside the Italian peninsula were from Hispania and Gallia Transalpina or Gallia Narbonensis, so the expression may (though colored with imperialist presumption) indicate the extent to which the province was regarded as less foreign or alien. Cynwolfe (talk) 16:27, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Did Anybody Live in the Province?[edit]

How come there is no mention of any history or any human occupation of the province? Stevenmitchell 05:11, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Two years after this comment was made, it remains one of the article's insufficiencies. Cynwolfe (talk) 16:37, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Insufficient sources[edit]

The article does not make use of the many good secondary sources on southern Gaul. I'll add some of these to a "Further reading" section. Cynwolfe (talk) 16:37, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

When actually Gallia Narbonensis ended?[edit]

The Province of Gallia Narbonensis actually ended in 293 DC after the Diocletian's administrative reform. His place was taken by Viennensis Diocesis. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.96.190.231 (talk) 15:54, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

The first significant permanent conquest outside the Italian peninsula?[edit]

What about Hispania? or Sicily? This article claims that the roman colonization of Gallia Narbonensis started after mid-2nd century B.C. Sicily and Hispania were conquered starting in the first punic war more than 100 years before that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nicolasete (talkcontribs) 19:26, 11 February 2013 (UTC)