Gallias?

Puer Pedens

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"Gallias Caesar subegit, Nicomedes Caesarem:
Ecce Caesar nunc triumphat qui subegit Gallias,
Nicomedes non triumphat qui subegit Caesarem." My question is: Why is it in accusative plural? I think it's Gallia, isn't it?
 

Dumnorix

New Member

Gallias is the accusative plural of Gallia. Before Caesar went to Gaul, the Romans controlled the Province, but he extended Roman authority into central Gaul and also defeated the Belgae and the maritime states in northern Gaul, while also subduing the Aquitanians in southwestern Gaul.
 

Puer Pedens

Member

What I mean is: Gallia (Nom) so it's Galliam (Accu.).. well, that's what I've learned that the name of the region in latin was GALLIA.
 

scrabulista

Consul

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Consider "the Carolinas," or "the Dakotas" if you're American.
 

Dumnorix

New Member

Yes, but as Etaoin Shrdlu pointed out, Gallia as a whole was divided into 3 parts. In your excerpt, Suetonius sees Gaul as the different parts of Gaul, i.e., as the plural Gallias.
 

Dumnorix

New Member

By the time of Suetonius, who wrote many years after Caesar's time in Gaul, the regions of Gaul had been organized into different provinces like Gallia Belgica and others. Hence, the plural Gallias.
 
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