Alpes Graiae et Poeninae


ALPES GRAIAE ET POENINAE    Or, Alpes Poeninae et Graiae.

English: Aiguilles du Diables from Glacier du ...

English: Aiguilles du Diables from Glacier du Geant – Mont Blanc massif – Graian Alps Italiano: Les Aiguilles du Diables viste dal Ghiacciaio del Gigante – Massiccio del Monte Bianco – Alpi Graie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Roman province.   In the early 3rd century, simply Alpes Graiae.   The Graian Alps are separated from the Mont Blanc massif by the Little St Bernard Pass;  the Pennine Alps, further north, have the Great St Bernard between them and Mont Blanc.

In Augustus’s day, it had been the most northerly of the three Alpine provinces between Gaul and  Cisalpine Gaul (present-day northern Italy).   In the reorganisation of the late 3rd century the province belonged to the diocese of Gallia.

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