He leaves Gains Fabius in charge of the two legions left to garrison the camp, and orders the arrest of Litaviccus' brothers, but they have fled. The rumors do just that. Caesar, generous to the Aedui and Arverni, distributed Gallic captives so that every soldier throughout the army received one as plunder. Next day he reaches Vellaunodunum, which he decides to capture so there will be no enemy at his rear and so the food supplies can move safely after him. There, like sheep herded into a fold, the enemy is trapped. 7.01-05 Sight Reading With the Professor. The Gauls decide against gathering together all men available, for that would strain the food supply and also create a force difficult to discipline. This is what Vercingetorix would soon develop as one of his main policies. And, next day, as a heavy rain drenches his legions, he observes that the guard on the wall is less than usual. After these two defeats, the Gauls reconsider their plans. Vercingetorix boasts that he and he alone is responsible for this; how, then, dare his men accuse him of treachery? But because the Boii have little grain and the Aedui are of little help in providing grain, Caesar's troops must endure several days without grain; on other days they have only cattle captured in distant villages, but in spite of this, morale remains high. The remaining Helvii then take refuge in their towns. It is possible the Aedui already planned to revolt against Rome. Clad in the bloodred cloak he usually wore “as his distinguishing mark of battle,” Caesar led his troops to victories throughout the province, his major triumph being the defeat of the Gallic army led by the chieftain Vercingetorix, in 52 bce. There is, of course, no way of knowing whether they said this because it was true or because of treachery. Caesar's troops found ample provisions, and by this time winter was almost over. He orders each state to supply certain numbers of soldiers and requests that all archers be brought to him. Fighting continues throughout the night. Hearing that Caesar is cutting a bloody path toward him, Vercingetorix leaves the attack against the Boii and turns to meet the Romans. © 2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Vercingetorix decides that it is time to lead his men back inside the fortifications and the day ends. En route, at the Senones' town of Vellaunodunum, Caesar decided to attack so there wouldn't be an enemy on his heels. He has food for only a little over thirty days. Caesar reaches Gergovia in five days. ... BOOK 7 : THE YEAR 52 15 ... 7 Summary. Then he goes forward to encourage his troops. Caesar feels that their departure will do more harm than good but does not want to seem distrustful, so gives them permission to go, reminding them of all he has done for the Aedui, and that he freed them from oppression and humiliation. They stay atop the wall and call for more Romans to join them. Caesar dismissed two important Aeduans, Viridomarus and Eporedorix, who went to the Aeduan town of Noviodunum on the Loire, where they learned that further negotiations were being made between the Aeduans and the Arvernians. The plan is harsh, but the alternative in defeat is harsher: Families will be made slaves and soldiers will be slaughtered. Before responding to this new threat, Vercingetorix called a war council, telling the other leaders that the Romans must be kept from getting provisions. Tribes which Caesar has fought earlier, and many with whom he has been at peace, combine and try their luck against the mighty Roman general. He takes Cenabum by being ready for anything. He even added allies to his roster, including Teutomarus, the son of Ollovicon, the king of the Nitiobriges, who was a friend of Rome on the basis of a formal treaty (amicitia). Litaviccus, they decide, will make the initial move. When Vercingetorix learned what Caesar was doing, he headed back to the Biturgies and then to the non-allied Boiian town of Gergovia in order to attack it. Distressed that his cavalry has been destroyed, Vercingetorix begins to move the rest of his army toward Alesia, a town of the Mandubii. The town is quickly taken; few of the enemy manage to escape, and Caesar orders his men to plunder and burn the town, then moves his army across the river to the borders of the Bituriges. At the beginning of the book, there is a section called The Life of Caesar. There Caesar is greeted by the Aeduans Viridomarus and Eporedorix. Their next move is to send 10,000 men into the town. He relates in a conference that the Romans have conquered by strategy, and by skill in laying siege, not by courage and, furthermore, no defense of the town was ever agreed to by him; thus the disaster is only due to the ignorance of the Bituriges. Next stop was the Aedui, one of Rome's main allies in Gaul, and where two of Caesar's legions were wintering. Arriving in Italy, Caesar learns that the senate has decreed that all young men of military age should be drafted, so he decides to enroll soldiers in Cisalpine Gaul. The townspeople, seeing the slaughter, pull their troops back and had Caesar's soldiers not been so exhausted by the day's battle, they might have destroyed the entire enemy army at that point. One side faces the town, the other protects the Roman rear. Caesar, mean-while, prepares to attack the town with a ramp and towers. Marcus Petronius, a centurion in the same legion, tries to cut down a gate but is overwhelmed. While Caesar's men went into town to gather up the arms and horses, Vercingetorix' army appeared on the horizon. If he keeps his legions in one place, defections mount and soon all Gaul will revolt as it becomes apparent that Rome is powerless to stop the rebellions. And so, the Romans entered the town and massacred the inhabitants. So, just after midnight, Caesar sends his cavalry there with instructions to be extra noisy in their movements. They attack Cenabum, kill the Romans there and plunder the Roman property stored in the town. On the east the Gauls set up their line. By the end of Book VII Caesar has put down the Gallic revolt. Especially in the case of Avaricum, He could say the Romans didn't defeat them by valor but by a new technique the Gauls hadn't seen before, and besides, he might have said, he had wanted to torch Avaricum but had only left it standing because of the pleas of the Biturgies. Caesar then notices that the hill opposite his forces is undefended and learns from enemy deserters that Vercingetorix has pulled the defenders off that area in order to fortify another hill, the loss of which would cut off his troops from escape and forage. The text indexing is from the printed book, and may or may not match that found in the Loeb's Classical Library. His uncle, Gobannitio, and the other chiefs try to stop him, but unable to dissuade him, they finally drive him from town. Meanwhile, Vercingetorix had thousands of cavalry from the Aedui and Segusiani. Caesar followed, killing those he could. Caesar places troops among the Ruteni in the province and among others who border on enemy territory and orders many of the new troops he brings with him from Rome to gather in the territory of the Helvii, bordering on the Arverni. To deal with Vercingetorix' attack against the Allobroges, Caesar sent for cavalry and light-armed infantry help from the Germanic tribes beyond the Rhine. The Gauls from outside attacked at night by throwing things from a distance and alerting Vercingetorix to their presence. The revolt begins when the Gauls hear of the political turmoil in Rome. In Vercingetorix' case, the chiefs of the tribe are opposed to his plans, hut he manages to organize his own army, dispose of the chiefs, and revolt against Rome. Accordingly, while the winter was not yet ended, having concentrated the four nearest legions, he … The following is a summary of Book VII of De Bello Gallico, with some explanatory notes. [4.1] The following winter (this was the year in which Cn. Vercingetorix then set up camp 15 miles from Avaricum and whenever Caesar's men went foraging at a distance, some of Vercingetorix' men attacked them. Vercingetorix saw what had happened and gave up, surrendering himself and his weapons. Teutomatus, king of the Nitiobriges, whose father Ollovico had been a friend of Rome, joins Vercingetorix and brings with him a large cavalry force, some his own people and others hired from Aquitania. Labienus, meanwhile, leaves the new recruits at Agedincum to guard the equipment and moves his four legions to Lutetia (Paris), but is pitted against Camulogenus, an old but superior soldier. "The 'Gallic Menace' in Caesar's Propaganda," by Jane F. Gardner Greece & Rome © 1983. He headed towards Gergovia, providing protection for some Roman citizens on the way. The first book covers the year 58 BCE: it opens with the war against the Helvetians, continues with a victorious battleagainst a Germanic army, and culminates in the modest remark that Caesar had concluded two very important wars in a single campaign. Caesar then took some of his men with him and rode to the army of the Aedui and presented to them those very men they thought the Romans had killed. Both sides see that Caesar is coming to Labienus' aid and that he is wearing a flashing scarlet cape; the general has entered the thick of battle. At first, all was going well for the Romans in the conflict, but then fresh Gallic troops arrived. Then, suddenly, the enemy is aware that the Roman cavalry has come up behind them, so they try to run, but the cavalry kills great numbers. Caesar sent ahead messages to the Boii to encourage them to resist. During the burning, there is debate concerning the burning of Avaricum — the finest city in all Gaul — and although Vercingetorix strongly believes that it too should be destroyed, he finally yields to the arguments defending the city's survival. One of the appealing elements in the Gallic Wars is inclusion of the many Roman tactical errors. Caesar's assault position is inside a double ring of fortifications. If the Romans moved by chance, he says, then the Gauls may thank fortune, and if they moved because of an informer, the Gauls should thank the informer- now they know how few in number the Romans are and that they are reluctant to fight Vercingetorix. All rights reserved. Many of Caesar's troops did not hear when he called for a retreat. He then urges the Aedui to forget all disputes and concentrate on the war. By various contrivances, meanwhile, the Gauls in town attempt to undo the siege apparatus assembled by Caesar's troops. The Remi and Lingones do not attend this meeting for they are still friends of Rome. The Bituriges, for example, would have remained on Caesar's side had not the Adenans failed to help them. Caesar's men headed to Gergovia. Commius and the others reach Alesia and set up their position a mile from the Roman camp. Convictolitavis encourages this, assuming that once started they will continue in their crimes. Convictolitavis is seemingly ungrateful for Caesar's decision. After Caesar's troops surrounded Vellaunodunum, the town sent out their ambassadors. Caesar, meantime, spends a few days in Avaricum, letting his army feast on the supplies they find there, but before he can formulate battle plans, the Aedui come for help concerning a matter of internal politics. Book VII. There, reaction is immediate. Caesar, meanwhile, is sure of success; in only a short time the town will be his. They next find a safe camp and send for the remainder of the army. Caesar ordered them to surrender their weapons and to bring out their cattle and 600 hostages. The battle at Alesia is perhaps the most involved of all battles described in the Gallic Wars. This is the longest book in the Gallic Wars and it describes the great revolt of most of the Gallic tribes. They cannot manage entry through their small gate openings and many are killed by the German swordsmen. This is, of course, seen from the town and the muleteers are mistaken for the real cavalry. In this way, they destroyed 20 of their own Biturgies towns. Since the Roman government disapproved of Caesar’s undertakings, his literary aim in the Gallic War is to merely justify his actions of his annexation of Gaul (modern France) to Rome. Book 8 was written by Aulus Hirtius, after Caesar's death. When Caesar finally reached Gergovia, he surprised the inhabitants. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. Clearing a roadway through six feet of snow in the Cevennes mountains is a massive feat when one considers that it had to be done by manual labor. There, they overcome the enemy scouts and cross the river safely. Lucius Fabius and his three men are killed and thrown from the wall. The Romans kill great numbers The two young men have killed the Roman troops and traders at Noviodunum, divided the money and horses, and sent the hostages to Bibracte; then the town was burned so that it would be of no use to the Romans. He then took supreme command. It should be noted, however, that not all the tribes revolt freely. It is little wonder that Caesar is accorded heroic stature, especially after one considers the deeds recorded in this book. Next day he keeps two legions hidden and has the rest of his men march out, spacing the intervals so they will appear to the enemy to be the same number of troops as the day before. Vercingetorix, son of Celtillus, a member of the Gallic tribe of Arverni, sent ambassadors out to Gallic tribes not yet allied with him asking them to join him in his endeavor to get rid of the Romans. Vercingetorix then led his army to Alesia. Caesar informs the Aeduan state that he might easily have put the column to death, but that he chose to show mercy. Thus he soon raises a large army and sends Lucterius with a part of his army to the land of the Ruteni; the others he takes to battle against the Bituriges. They obviously think that Caesar will be unable to leave Rome to return to the army and that the army will be ineffectual without him. He allows himself to be bribed by the Arverni and shares the bribe with Litaviccus and his brothers, telling them that the Aedui are the only force preventing the victory of Gaul; if the Aedui join the rebels, the Romans will be beaten. On the other side, Vercingetorix' troops from the town fill the Roman trenches in order to cross over, but this task takes too long and by the time they are ready, they find that their allies on the far side of the Roman camp have already retreated; thus, they too must withdraw. Caesar suspects that Eporedorix and Viridomarus will betray him, but he does not want to seem distrustful because he cannot be sure. One of those in on the discussion was Litavicus, who was put in charge of the infantry being sent to Caesar. The Bituriges fearfully ask the Aedui for help and the Aedui, on the advice of the Romans, send infantry and cavalry. Gallic Wars, (58–50 bce ), campaigns in which the Roman proconsul Julius Caesar conquered Gaul. The Gauls become suspicious and bring all their force to the area to defend it. But, because they have committed great crimes, they are afraid that they will be severely dealt with. Vercingetorix and Caesar are the main figures in Book VII of De Bello Gallico, Caesar's narrative about his wars in Gaul, although the Roman allies, the Aedui, also play a large role. 7:1 Gaul being tranquil, Caesar, as he had determined, sets out for Italy to hold the provincial assizes. And, if Caesar moves his legions out too early, there will be difficulty maintaining the grain supply. One of Gaul's most colorful historical figures is Vercingetorix, who acted as war chief for all the Gallic tribes who were trying to throw off the Roman yoke during the Gallic Wars. Since the people of Noviodunum were going back on their word, Caesar attacked. Of the two, then, Caesar decides that the lack of food is preferable to the disgrace of not being able to protect his allies, so he tells the Aedui to transport the supplies for his army, then informs the Boii that he is on the march. He seems, at times, to be almost unduly humane. Because of this, there were skirmishes, although Vercingetorix was waiting for Gallic allies to join him before a full-fledged fight against Caesar's army. While the battle rages, a messenger arrives and reports to the Aedui that their army is in Caesar's power. The Romans finally had success with a sudden attack, which frightened many of the Gauls into flight. The army lay down its arms and submitted themselves. They burned the town so the Romans couldn't feed themselves from it and began to build up armed garrisons around the river. His book Commentarii de Bello Gallico (Commentaries on the Gallic War, often called The Conquest of Gaul), was a propaganda piece (written in 53 BCE) justifying his military and political actions during a nine year campaign in Gaul (and a short jaunt into Britain). When Caesar heard about the alliance, he realized it was a threat, so he left Italy and set out for Transalpine Gaul, a Roman province since 121 B.C., but he didn't have his regular army, although he did have some German cavalry and troops he had in Cisalpine Gaul. Caesar's Gallic War consists of seven parts ("books"), each devoted to one year of campaigning. 41:48. 1 Lucius Domitius and Appius Claudius being consuls [54 B.C. This text is an excerpt from the book VII of The Gallic War, a book which narrates the military events of the year 52 BCE and which ends with the Roman victory at Alesia against Vercingetorix.Concerning the redaction of The Gallic War and of the book VII in particular, it remains a debated issue. The enemy are quickly put to flight and the Germans pursue them all the way to their wall. Instead a solemn oath is taken. The Germans pursued the Gallic enemy to the river where Vercingetorix was stationed with his infantry. The Romans needed some to gather timber and food. Caesar's bait is effective. He quickly gets his army together and, though matters are still dangerous, he is able to move with striking effect. The leading men of Gaul, having convened councils among themselves in the ... no summary available yet. Having advanced into the country of the Nitiobriges, and Gabali, he receives hostages from both nations, and, assembling a numerous force, marches to make a descent on the province in the direction of Narbo. Gallic Wars Book 7 (52 B.C.E.) The various chiefs meet and their first task is to make sure Caesar is kept from joining his army, which seems easy enough with the legions in winter quarters and the knowledge that they will not leave without their commander-in-chief. The natives of Transalpine Gaul, meanwhile, hear of his decision and spread rumors that the general is detained in Rome and cannot join his army. By this time the Gauls realized their freedom was at stake and having the Romans around to arbitrate and help them against other invaders meant the loss of freedom and heavy demands in terms of soldiers and supplies. Meanwhile, Vercingetorix' ambassador, Lucterius, continued to gain allies. He then goes to the Aedui and accepts their submission to Rome. When Eporedorix and Viridomarus arrive, they find ruins. Fabius expects another attack on the following day. Caesar then sends one legion in the same direction, stops it part way, and hides it in the woods. The fortifications were not just a means to contain those within. Vercingetorix marched his troops there in order to defend his people. Adrian Goldsworthy says an estimated 700 Roman soldiers and 46 centurions were killed. Camulogenus, the leader of the enemy force, commands the group. Caesar sends in the Germans to join his troops, but not before setting legions in front of his camp to prevent a sudden attack. Vercingetorix calls a council and says he will do whatever they think best: they may kill him to please the Romans or they may surrender and present him to the enemy alive. Noviodunum is an Aeduan town, well situated on the banks of the Loire. Caesar's decision is this: he orders all weapons surrendered and tells the Gauls to bring their chiefs out. They report that Litaviccus has gone with his cavalry to incite the Aedui and say that they must go and try to get ahead of him so that they can maintain the loyalty of the Aeduan people. The Gauls, who have been decoyed to the other side of town, hear the shouting and return to the side where the Romans are attacking. Just before dawn, however, the enemy gets reports of the Roman movements and decides that the legions are probably crossing in three places. In addition, there are two known indexing errors, both of which exist in the printed copy and the transcriber was unable to resolve their accuracy: Gallic Wars, Book 7: Skips chapter 89 ; Gallic Wars, Book 8: Skips chapter 46 Moving quickly by night, the Roman general reaches the enemy's camp by morning, but he is unable to take it by surprise. Thus they secretly consider war and send deputies to other states. Caesar learns that Vercingetorix has moved nearer Avaricum because he is out of forage and that he plans an ambush for the next day. The Gauls have archers mixed with their cavalry and these, for a time, check the Romans. The rest of the enemy forces disperse to their respective states. from your Reading List will also remove any Halfway there, messengers from Fabius report that the camp has been attacked by a full force of invaders and that many of the defenders have been wounded. Since it was winter, foraged provisions were hard to come by and the Romans would have to leave. They charge the town's wall. The Aedui are distressed at being forced to follow Vercingetorix, but are bound to their allies; thus Eporedorix and Viridomarus unwillingly obey the chosen leader. Vercingetorix broke down all bridges over the river, but this proved only a temporary set-back for the Romans. Halfway up the hill is a stone wall built by the Gauls and behind it their camps are grouped closely together. By the end of Book VII Caesar has put down the Gallic revolt. He sees now that the enemy's camp is empty, so moves his men from the larger to the smaller camp and tells the commanders to keep the troops under control because everything depends on speed and surprise. Rumors of Caesar's difficulties spread and Labienus decides his problem is more than merely winning this battle. Later, he marches downstream with his other three legions and goes to meet the boats. Because of this, allied towns that weren't potential enemies at one's back might still be destroyed to make sure the enemy army starved or retreated. Caesar, no longer able to do without the rest of his forces, left Brutus in command while he went to Vienna where his cavalry was stationed. The capture is so fast that Teutomatus, king of the Nitiobriges, barely escapes. The following night the Gauls attack the Roman camp and when the troops in town hear the shouting, Vercingetorix leads them out to join in the fighting. The Aedui which Caesar had sent out earlier appears on the Romans' right flank and the Romans mistake them for enemy troops. Thus, after his lecture, he compliments them equally on their bravery and lets them fight a few minor battles to regain their confidence. There he receives intelligence of the death of Clodius; and, being informed of the decree of the senate, [to the effect] that all the youth of Italy should take the military oath, he determined to hold a levy throughout the entire province. He tried to ally the Biturgies, but they resisted and sent ambassadors to the Aedui for help against Vercingetorix. This period of revolt follows the earlier Gallic battles at Bibracte, Vosges, and Sabis. He stops to consider and camps in a thick wood. Heading towards the Boii, Caesar left two legions at Agendicum. By peaceful means or by attacking, he added troops from the Gallic tribes of the Senones (the tribe connected with the band of Gauls responsible for the sack of Rome in 390 B.C. When the Germans started to kill the Averni, they fled. The natives of Transalpine Gaul, meanwhile, hear of his decision and spread rumors that the general is detained in Rome and cannot join his army. He finds the German horses, unfortunately, not good enough for his purposes, so takes the horses away from the Romans and gives them to the German horsemen. Caesar's very competent legate, Labienus, found himself surrounded by two newly rebelling groups and so needed to move out his troops by stealth. While he is gone, he leaves young Brutus in charge with orders to let the cavalry operate as far and wide as possible and says that he will return in three days. Arriving in Italy, Caesar learns that the senate has decreed that all young men of military age should be drafted, so he decides to enroll soldiers in Cisalpine Gaul. Commentaries on the Gallic War Gaius Julius CAESAR (100 - 44 BCE) , translated by Thomas Rice HOLMES (1855 - 1933) Commentarii de Bello Gallico (English: Commentaries on the Gallic War) is Julius Caesar's firsthand account of the Gallic Wars, written as a third-person narrative. In a cavalry battle the next day, the united Romans and the German cavalry manage to kill great numbers and put to flight many more. Next Suddenly the Romans find themselves fighting on all fronts; they must spread out more than is militarily desirable. But, in spite of the Gallic counter-measures, the Romans manage within 25 days to build a ramp 330 feet wide and 80 feet high. The troops see the two men and realize that Litaviccus has lied. Others worked on building the fortifications, which meant Caesar's troop strength was diminished. While construction of siege works is underway, a cavalry battle disrupts the peace and the Romans begin to falter. Between his legion and their equipment is the Seine. Some rode off to the other Aeduan towns to convince them to resist and avenge themselves on the Romans, as well. They too have an able intelligence staff and have learned of Caesar's approach and have hidden the wagons and baggage in nearby dense woods. Any plots the Aedui might have had are aborted by the rapidity with which he joins his legions. Caesar's troops withdraw safely from the city, and plot moves against the mightier foe rapidly approaching. There is risk in the plan, but all chiefs present agree that it is better to die in battle than fail to try to regain their previous power and liberty. Fires are finally put out and fighting stops. Noviodunum ambassadors begged Caesar to pardon them and spare them. This period of revolt follows the earlier Gallic battles at Bibracte, Vosges, and Sabis. Vercingetorix has the escapees assigned to their separate tribal camps along his lines. Labienus bravely encourages his soldiers, then joins in the combat himself. Caesar then finds sufficient supplies for his troops and decides first to march toward the Senones. They spread their horsemen and footmen over the plain before the town. Naturally they had thought the snow was impenetrable. Caesar's foraging parties are kept under surveillance and whenever any are widely scattered, Vercingetorix orders them attacked. If victory is to be theirs, Avaricum must be held. bookmarked pages associated with this title. Lucterius is thus stopped and Caesar moves into the land of the Helvii, but is confronted by a mountain range, the Cevennes, separating the Arverni from the Helvii. He merely points out, before letting them ride away, all that he has done for them and their people. As promised, Vercingetorix attempts to get the other Gauls to join the war. and any corresponding bookmarks? This is one of the rare occasions in which one of Caesar's own camps has a deficiency in its construction. Many, of course, do not freely join the rebellion, but are drawn in by political intrigues of various kinds; even the usually faithful Aedui turn against Rome. Once more, when the dispatches of Caesar's mighty victories reach Rome, the senate proclaims a public thanksgiving of twenty days. It is a first hand account of the final titanic struggle between two nations, one fighting for … All the Gallic leaders then convene at Bibracte to discuss the dispute and the body votes that Vercingetorix continue as leader. The town lost a number of men before the town surrendered again. He fights until all his men, including himself, are annihilated. He pauses for two days, then leaves his army and pretends to be out seeing to further inductions. But his current task is made doubly difficult because he is pressed on one side by the brave Bellovaci and on the other by Camulogenus' army. Commentarii de Bello Gallico (English: Commentaries on the Gallic War) is Julius Caesar's firsthand account of the Gallic Wars, written as a third-person narrative. For a year, two men — Convictolitavis and Cotus — have both claimed legal right as chief magistrate, and the state is divided, each man having his following. She has been featured by NPR and National Geographic for her ancient history expertise. He is between two enemy forces and knows that his role can shift from attacker to defender if things do not go well, so he must be especially crafty and thus, to make sure an enemy attack cannot reach his lines too quickly, he takes the added precaution of planting traps outside his trench. He commands the Gauls to destroy all their property so that the Romans will find no forage. The enemy intends to keep the Romans from building bridges to span the river, but Caesar sees the danger in their strategy. ], Caesar, when departing from his winter quarters into Italy, as he had been accustomed to do yearly, commands the lieutenants whom he appointed over the legions to take care that during the winter as many ships as possible should be built, and the old repaired. Discover surprising insights and little-known facts about politics, literature, science, and the marvels of the natural world. 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