Gallic Wars Research Paper

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Max Brazelton Int. Latin 1 Gallic Wars Paper When Caesar's year as consul expired in 58 BC, he assumed the proconsulship of Cisalpine Gaul and Gallia Narbonensis, or, as it was originally known, Provincia, after which the Provençal region in southern France is named. There, removed from Rome and the intrigues of his opponents in the Senate, Caesar commanded an area that extended from the Alps to the Pyrenees and north almost to Lake Geneva, as well as the provincial legions that would give him the wealth and fame that came of conquest, and the military support upon which his political survival depended. Narbonensis became increasingly Romanized under Caesar and, when he writes in the Bellum Gallicum that Gallia est omnis…show more content…
But the Romans did not heed their allies. At least for a long time. When he finally did, and won a great victory against the Sequani, Caesar gave back the Aedui's independance. But the Aedui still felt hate toward the Romans and joined the Gallic coalition against Caesar. They fought a great battle against the Romans but lost with heavy causalities at the surrender of Vercingetorix at Alesia. Becuase of this they were glad to return to their allegiance. Caesar had many Great battles and conquests against Gaulic tribes. He gained much and lost much as well. The conquests strengthened Rome with the providing of new warriors and slaves to help stabilize the economy and the losses he had from the wars. But they also weakend the empire because of the amount of land he aquired would be hard to keep up with the rest of the empire. That and many of the Gauls he had under him still did not look kindly upon Rome. A revolt was likely. And because the Gauls were such a warring country/providence, they continuosly fought with one another. This made the country weak and easily conquerable by another, stronger power. This is what Ceasar saw, and what he took advantage
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