[quote author=mariek link=board=6;threadid=354;start=0#2663 date=1059981576]<br />[quote author=benissimus link=board=6;threadid=354;start=0#2659 date=1059981162]<br />Gallicus/-a/-um=Gallic (of Gaul, modern day France) [/quote]<br /><br />Gaul is France?!?!?! All this time, when I've been doing my exercises which refer to gallia or Gallus, I've been thinking this referred to a German!
<br />[/quote]<br />NO!!! Germanicus = German! Gallicus = Gallic = French! (Well, Celtic, but that's a loooooooong story....)<br /><br />Go have a hunt for a book called "Axterix the Gaul", and then "Asterix and the Goths", (and "Asterix the Legionary", and ... well, you get the idea - there are over 30 of them....) and you will:<br /><br />a) learn about the Gauls;<br />b) learn about many other ancient peoples;<br />c) have opportunity to practise some of your Latin; and<br />d) have many good laughs.<br /><br />Actually, they are a very funny series, originally published in French, but translated to a LOT of different languages. They were my first exposure to French, to Latin, and to Roman society... (which is scarey, since you can't exactly say that the Romans are portrayed as brilliant in them.....) and can be identified as the origin of my classics interest..... They are shot through with all sorts of allusions to history and literature (eg: Julius Caesar is a frequent character, as is Brutus, and Julius keeps saying "Et tu, Brute....") which add to the amusement.<br /><br />Kilmeny