NLE 2 Caesar's Gaul

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NLE La 2 Gaul

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Gaius Iulius Caesar:

Gaius Iulius Caesar Conquest of Gaul

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First triumvirate formed In 62 b.c . Caesar Pompey Crassus

Caesar:

2/12/2012 3 Caesar Consul in 59 b.c . with Bibulus

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4 After his consulship Caesar was made governor of Cisalpine Gaul, Transalpine Gaul, and Illyricum For 5 years; Later extended another 5 Transalpine Gaul Nabonensis Provincia

One of Rome’s greatest generals:

One of Rome’s greatest generals Could march his men 25 miles in a day Men built a camp each night

Commentarii de Bello Gallico:

Commentarii de Bello Gallico Wrote commentaries on the Gallic War Wrote in third person calling himself Caesar 6

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Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres quarum unam incolunt Belgae , aliam Aquitani , tertiam qui ipsorum linguā Celtae nostrā Galli appellantur . All Gaul is divided into 3 parts of which the Belgians inhabit one, the Aquitanians another, and the third those who are called Celts in their language, Gauls in ours.

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Pushed the Helvetii back into the Alps 2/12/2012

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Built a bridge across the Rhine just to show the Germans he could do it. Then destroyed the bridge as he retreated. 2/12/2012

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Defeated the Nervi, Aduatuci , and Veneti in Belga 2/12/2012

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Twice invaded Britain 2/12/2012

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First major clash between Caesar and Vercingetorix at Avaricum 2/12/2012

Siege of Avaricum:

Siege of Avaricum

Testudo formation of fighting:

Testudo formation of fighting 2/12/2012

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Defeat and surrender of Vercingetorix At Alesia 2/12/2012

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Caesar circled the city and defeated a relief army from behind. 2/12/2012

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Vercingetorix was taken to Rome and hanged in the Mamertine prison. 17

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Caesar, thwarted from being elected consul while still governor of Gaul, crossed the Rubicon on Jan 10, 49 b.c . and began a Civil War against Pompey 2/12/2012

Bibliography:

Bibliography The Romans by Burrell/ Connolloy The Roman World by Corbishley Imperial Rome by Hadas Time Life Conquests of Ancient Rome by Rodgers Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome by Constable Internet Personal photos Prepared by Judith L. Hahn, 2011

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