Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War Volume Bks. 1-4
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...in order to finish the campaign as rapidly as he had begun it, he ordered the garrison to pile their arms, bring out their horses, and give hostages. Some of the hostages had been delivered up and the other arrangements were in progress, the centurions and a few soldiers having been sent into the town to collect the arms and cattle, when the enemy's cavalry, which had gone on in advance of Vercingetorix's column, were seen in the distance..The moment the townspeople caught sight of them, they realized that there was a chance of relief; and with a yell they seized their arms, shut the gates, and manned the walls. The centurions in the town, understanding from the behaviour of the Gauls that they meant mischief, drew their swords, took possession of the gates, and withdrew all their men in safety. i3. Caesar ordered his cavalry out of camp, and forced on an engagement: presently, his men being in difficulties, he sent about four hundred German horse, whom he had regularly entertained from the first,1 to the rescue. The Gauls, unable to sustain their charge, were put to flight, and fell back, with heavy loss, upon the main body. On their defeat, the townsmen again took alarm, and, seizing the individuals whom they believed to have been instrumental in stirring up 52 B.c. the rabble, took them to Caesar and surrendered. This affair disposed of, Caesar marched for Avari-Caesar cum, the largest and strongest town in the against which Vercingetorix vainly attempts to relieve. 1 Not from the beginning of the Gallic War, but, as C. E. C. Schneider explains (C. /. Caesaris comm., etc., vol. ii. pp. 364-5), from the time when he first employed German cavalry, recognizing their value. Cf. Caesar's Conquest of Gaul, p. 107. r1 T, ......... Avaricum country of...
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