Portugal

Some French scholars believe the name may have come from 'Portus Gallus', [22] the port of the Gauls or Celts.Some French scholars believe the name may have come from 'Portus Gallus', [22] the port of the Gauls or Celts.Romans first invaded the Iberian Peninsula in 219 BC. The Carthaginians, Rome's adversary in the Punic Wars , were expelled from their coastal colonies. During the last days of Julius Caesar , almost the entire peninsula was annexed to the Roman Republic .