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, during which a whole Roman victory led to the growth of the Roman Republic over the complete of Gaul. The wars prepared the ground for Julius Caesar to develop into the only real ruler of the Roman Republic.Although Caesar portrayed this invasion as being a preemptive and protective motion, so much historians agree that the wars have been fought basically to spice up Caesar's political occupation and to repay his colossal money owed. nonetheless, Gaul used to be of vital army significance to the Romans, as those have been attacked a number of occasions by way of local tribes either indigenous to Gaul and additional to the north. Conquering Gaul allowed Rome to safe the average border of the river Rhine.The Gallic Wars are defined by way of Julius Caesar as himself during this e-book, which was once initially titled Commentarii de Bello Gallico, it's a pertinent and purely a little tendentious and altogether crucial historic resource in regards to the clash. This up-to-date version comprises the translated textual content and numerous illustrations depicting Roman conflict and key moments in Caesar's trip
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32. When this speech had been delivered by Divitiacus, all who were present began with loud lamentation to entreat assistance of Caesar. Caesar noticed that the Sequani were the only people of all who did none of those things which the others did, but, with their heads bowed down, gazed on the earth in sadness. Wondering what was the reason of this conduct, he inquired of themselves. No reply did the Sequani make, but silently continued in the same sadness. ” 33. Caesar, on being informed of these things, cheered the minds of the Gauls with his words, and promised that this affair should be an object of his concern, [saying] that he had great hopes that Ariovistus, induced both by his kindness and his power, would put an end to his oppression.
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.
Having given this reply, he withdrew. 15. On the following day they move their camp from that place; Caesar does the same, and sends forward all his cavalry, to the number of four thousand (which he had drawn together from all parts of the Province and from the Aedui and their allies), to observe toward what parts the enemy are directing their march. These, having too eagerly pursued the enemy’s rear, come to a battle with the cavalry of the Helvetii in a disadvantageous place, and a few of our men fall.
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