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the other side of the Alps.  It was also called Gallia Comata, from the people wearing their hair long, which the Romans wore short.  The southern part was GALLIA NARBONENSIS, Narbon Gaul, called likewise Braccata, from the use of braccae, or breeches, which were no part of the Roman dress; now Languedoc, Dauphiny, and Provence.  For the other divisions of Gaul on this side of the Alps, into the Gallia Belgica, Celtica, Aquitanica, further subdivided by Augustus, see the Manners of the Germans, s. 1. note a.

GARAMANTES, a people in the interior part of Africa, extending over a vast tract of country at present little known.

GARIZIM, a mountain of Samaria, famous for a temple built on it by permission of Alexander the Great.

GELDUBA, not far from Novesium (now Nuys, in the electorate of Cologne) on the west side of the Rhine.

GEMONIAE, a place at Rome, into which were thrown the bodies of malefactors.

GERMANIA, Ancient Germany, bounded on the east by the Vistula (the Weissel), on the north by the Ocean, on the west by the Rhine, and on the south by the Danube.  A great part of Gaul, along the west side of the Rhine, was also called Germany by Augustus Caesar, Germania Cisrhenana, and by him distinguished into Upper and Lower Germany.

GOTHONES, a people of ancient Germany, who inhabited part of Poland, and bordered on the Vistula.

GRAIAN ALPS, Graiae Alpes, supposed to be so called from the Greeks who settled there.  See ALPS.

GRINNES, a town of the Batavi, on the right side of the Vahalis (now the Waal), in the territory of Utrecht.

GUGERNI, a people originally from Germany, inhabiting part of the duchy of Cleves and Gueldre, between the Rhine and the Meuse.

GYARUS, one of the islands called the Cyclades, rendered famous by being allotted for the banishment of Roman citizens.  Juvenal says, Aude aliquid brevibus Gyaris, et carcere dignum, si vis esse aliquis.


HAEMUS, MOUNT, a ridge of mountains running from Illyricum towards the Euxine sea; now Mont Argentaro.

HAEMONADENSIANS, a people bordering on Cilicia.

HALICARNASSUS, the capital of Caria, in Asia Minor, famous for being the birth-place of Herodotus and Dionysius, commonly called Dionysius Halicarnassensis.

HELVETII, a people in the neighbourhood of the Allobroges, situate on the south-west side of the Rhine, and separated from Gaul by the Rhodanus and Lacus Lemanus.

HENIOCHIANS, a people dwelling near the Euxine Sea.

HERCULANEUM, a town of Campania, near Mount Vesuvius, swallowed up by an earthquake.  Several antiquities have been lately dug out of the ruins.

HERCYNIAN FOREST:  in the time of Julius Caesar, the breadth could not be traversed in less than nine days; and after travelling lengthways for sixty days, no man reached the extremity.  Caesar, De Bell.  Gal. lib. vi. s. 29.

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