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Deals with the campaign against (1) the Helvetii, whose migratory movements gave Caesar the pretext for going to war (as both a defensive and preventive operation), and also (2) against the German leader Ariovistus. Book 8 was written by Aulus Hirtius, after Caesar's death. OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR. LE DÉBUT DU « DE BELLO GALLICO » , PAR M. D'ARBOIS DE JUBA1NV1LLE , MEMBRE DE L' ACADÉMIE. And, after defeating the Helvetii, he fights the Germans who have been brought to Gaul by the Sequani tribe. Strategically, he moves the convention to Lutetia, a town of the Parisii, and under forced march moves his legions toward the Senones. Labienus defeats a large Gallic force led against him by Indutiomarus, leader of the Treveri. Generally, Gaul included all of the regions primarily inhabited by Celts, aside from the province of Gallia Narbonensis (modern-day Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon), which had already been conquered in Caesar's time, therefore encompassing the rest of modern France, Belgium, Western Germany, and parts of Switzerland. [5] However, although Caesar provides what is seemingly a first-hand account, much of his knowledge of the Druids is not from personal experience, but rather the hearsay of others and is regarded as anachronistic. Other parts of his army, under the direction of Titurius Sabinus and Publius Crassus, defeat the Venelli and their allies under Viridovix, and the tribes of Aquitania. 26 terms. In it Caesar describes the battles and intrigues that took place in the nine years he spent fighting the Celtic and Germanic peoples in Gaul that opposed Roman conquest. More Vocabulary Words. l_zhao. Occasionally, hostages would be entrusted to a neutral or mediating party during a revolt, such as the time one hundred hostages surrendered by the Senones were placed in the custody of the Aedui who helped negotiate between the revolutionaries and Caesar. in Gaul, Germany, and Britain. Commentarii de Bello Gallico (lat. [16] Book eight was written after Caesar's death in 44 BC by consul Aulus Hirtius; Hirtius must have written the book before his death in civil war in 43 BC. The Gallic revolt spreads and reaches its greatest dimension under the leadership of vercingetorix, an Arvernian warrior of great power whose father had been chieftain of Gaul. The victories in Gaul won by Caesar had increased the alarm and hostility of his enemies at Rome, and his aristocratic enemies, the boni, were spreading rumors about his intentions once he returned from Gaul. 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