The Spanish peninsula was inhabited by several fierce and courageous tribes and it was not wholly subdued by the Romans until the time of the emperor Augustus. He established some fifty colonies in the country, so that it became very Romanized and in time produced Latin poets and three Roman emperors. It was a natural missionary destination for Paul (Rom. 15: 24, 28), but whether or not he ever reached it is uncertain. The result of his appeal to Caesar is unrecorded and the last years of his life are the subject of speculation and legend.