Two Thousand Years of Paris

  title={Two Thousand Years of Paris},
  author={David Pinkney},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={262 - 264}
  • D. Pinkney
  • Published 1 September 1951
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
is year the city of Paris celebrated its bimillenary. The occasion might as reasonably have been observed in any one of several preceding years, for the date of the city's foundation is at best nebulous. The settlement at the islands of the Seine was first mentioned by name more than two thousand years ago, when Julius Caesar, in 53 B.C., recorded in his Commentaries that the headquarters of the Roman proconsul had been transferred there; and the Parisii, a minor Gallic tribe, had a settlement… Expand