The Biography of Véronique

My name is Véronique. The province where Aquae Sextiae is located has been variously known from 121 B.C. as Gallia Transalpina, Gallia Narbonensis, or simply Provincia. It was inhabited by a tribe called the Saluvii, from whom I am descended.

It is ironic that my slave status resulted from my family's resistance to Marius while that of my master was from his family's alliance with the same man. In 102 BC, Marius defeated the Teutones at Aquae Sextiae, and my grandmother was brought to Rome among the prisoners for his triumph. It was a mistake, but there you are. My mother and I were manumitted long ago, but I have been with the Caecilius family for as long as I can remember.

A link for future development of the biography.

A link for future development of the biography.

For additional information on Provincia, you can consult these references:

  • A brief history of Aix-en-Provence traces its origins from a camp of the Roman proconsul Caius Sextius to the present-day city in France.
  • A home page for the history of La Provence provides links to towns with Roman origins: Signes, St. Rémy, La Ciotat, Marseille, and others.
  • A research project at the University of South Dakota focuses on the geography, native population, conquest, economy, and other aspects of the Provinciae Imperii Romani.

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