Caesar's Conquest of Gaul : The Illustrated by Bob Carruthers

By Bob Carruthers

The Gallic Wars have been a sequence of army campaigns waged through the Roman proconsul Julius Caesar opposed to a number of Gallic tribes. They lasted from fifty eight BC to 50 BC and culminated within the decisive conflict of Alesia in fifty two BC, within which a whole Roman victory ended in the growth of the Roman Republic over the complete of Gaul. The wars prepared the ground for Julius Caesar to develop into the only ruler of the Roman Republic.Although Caesar portrayed this invasion as being a preemptive and protecting motion, such a lot historians agree that the wars have been fought basically to spice up Caesar's political profession and to repay his gigantic money owed. nonetheless, Gaul used to be of important army value to the Romans, as those have been attacked a number of instances by means of local tribes either indigenous to Gaul and extra to the north. Conquering Gaul allowed Rome to safe the ordinary border of the river Rhine.The Gallic Wars are defined by means of Julius Caesar as himself during this e-book, which used to be initially titled Commentarii de Bello Gallico, it's a pertinent and simply just a little tendentious and altogether crucial old resource in regards to the clash. This up to date variation includes the translated textual content and diverse illustrations depicting Roman war and key moments in Caesar's trip

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For these Divitiacus the Aeduan spoke and told him: “That there were two parties in the whole of Gaul: that the Aedui stood at the head of one of these, the Arverni of the other. After these had been violently struggling with one another for the superiority for many years, it came to pass that the Germans were called in for hire by the Arverni and the Sequani. e. of the Germans] had at first crossed the Rhine: but after that these wild and savage men had become enamored of the lands and the refinement and the abundance of the Gauls, more were brought over, that there were now as many as 120,000 of them in Gaul: that with these the Aedui and their dependents had repeatedly struggled in arms - that they had been routed, and had sustained a great calamity - had lost all their nobility, all their senate, all their cavalry.

He sets spies over Dumnorix that he may be able to know what he does, and with whom he communicates. 21. Being on the same day informed by his scouts, that the enemy had encamped at the foot of a mountain eight miles from his own camp; he sent persons to ascertain what the nature of 36 the mountain was, and of what kind the ascent on every side. Word was brought back, that it was easy. During the third watch he orders Titus Labienus, his lieutenant with praetorian powers, to ascend to the highest ridge of the mountain with two legions, and with those as guides who had examined the road; he explains what his plan is.

E. 12 (noon) 1 P. ] to eventide, no one could see an enemy with his back turned. The fight was carried on also at the baggage till late in the night, for they had set wagons in the way as a rampart, and from the higher ground kept throwing weapons upon our men, as they came on, and some from between the wagons and the wheels kept darting their lances and javelins from beneath, and wounding our men. After the fight had lasted some time, our men gained possession of their baggage and camp. There the 39 daughter and one of the sons of Orgetorix was taken.

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