Alpes Cottiae


ALPES COTTIAE

English: Map of the Roman Empire in 117, the p...

English: Map of the Roman Empire in 117, the province Alpes Cottiae highlighted. Deutsch: Karte des Römischen Reichs von 117, die Provinz Alpes Cottiae hervorgehoben. Esperanto: Mapo de la Romia Imperio de 117, la provinco Alpes Cottiae akcentita. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The middle of three Roman provinces which lay in the Alps between Cisalpine Gaul (now northern Italy) and Gaul in Augustus’s day.   It was named after the mountain range now called the Alpi Cozie, in which the River Po rises.

In the later Empire the province lay on the Italian side of the Alps in the diocese of Italia, and extended to and along the coast on the Italian side of the Alps.   (Liguria, normally between the Apennino Ligure and the sea, at that time lay north of that mountain range).

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