Caesar, The Gallic War

LCL 72: xviii-xix

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R. du Pontet (Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis): but in a few passages use has been made of corrections suggested by or through Dr. Rice Holmes in his critical edition of 1914.

The translation was made independently for the most part, and compared with those of Golding (1565), W. A. M’Devitte and W. S. Bohn (1851), T. Rice Holmes (1908), and F. P. Long (1911). In rendering military terms—officers, details of troops, formations, movements, and the like—it seemed best as a rule to give the nearest English equivalent, and to refer the reader to Appendix A at the end of the book for a more detailed description of the Roman Army.

Analysis of the Books Book I. (58 b.c)
1Description of Gaul—geography and inhabitants.
2–29Campaign against the Helvetii.
Their ambitions—their leader, Orgetorix; his death—Caesar takes steps to protect the Province—the Helvetii enter the country of the Aedui—battle of the Arar—negotiations: Liscus, Dumnorix, and Diviciacus—battle near Bibracte; retreat and surrender of the Helvetii—their numbers.
30–53Campaign against Ariovistus.
General assembly of the Gauls; complaints against Ariovistus—Caesar’s overtures to him rebuffed—a temporary panio in the Roman army quelled by Caesar—conference with Ariovistus—defeat of the Germans (near Mülhausen).
Book II. (57 b.c.)
1–33Campaign against the Belgae.
Caesar crosses the Axona—relieves Bibrax—punishes the Bellovaci—defeats the Nervii—captures a stronghold of the Aduatuci.
34P. Crassus reports the subjection of the maritime states of Gaul.
35Fifteen days’ thanksgiving in Rome for Caesar’s achievements.
Book III. (57 and 56 b.c.)
1–6(57 b.c.) Servius Galba repulses an attack of the Seduni and Veragri upon his camp at Octodurus.
7–16(56 b.c) Campaign against the Veneti.
The Roman fleet—the ships of the Veneti—a naval engagement: victory of the Romans.