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Introduction to Caesar's De Bello Gallico

Magistra Rolling

Prominent personalities and geographical terms of Caesar's war with the Gallic tribes.

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1.(Quintus Tullius) Brother of the famous orator. One of Caesar's best lieutenants, Quintus won renown by resisting a siege of his winter quarters by the rebellious Gauls.
3.Ditch constructed in addition to an assault ramp to protect the camp.
7.Ancient Spain, which included modern Spain and Portugal.
11.A prominent pro-Roman Aeduan. Unlike his brother, Dumnorix, he was loyal to Caesar.
12.Half of a pair of rival centurions who acted heroically at the seige of Quintus' camp. He held the lesser rank.
14.A country of indefinite extent, east of the Rhine River.
17.A section of Gaul, extending north from Italy proper to the Alps.
20.A chief of the Sequanians. He joined with Orgetorix and Dumnorix in the conspiracy ro gain control of Gaul.
22.The Rhone River, which flows through Lake Geneva and empties into the Mediterranean.
23.Chief of the Arvernians. He united all the Gauls against Caesar in the last campaign of the Gallic War. He was finally defeated and captured at Alesia. He is regarded as the first national hero of France.
26.The modern Loire, the largest rive in Gaul.
27.The southwestern part of Gaul, separated from Spain by the Pyrenees Mountains. It was one of the three main divisions of Gaul.
28.An influential and ambitious anti-Roman Aeduan who continually opposed Caesar. He was finally killed in an attempt to escape from Caesar's camp.
29.Leader of the Britons. He finally surrendered to Caesar.
33.Winter quarters
34.A unit of military organization made up of 10 cohorts.
35.A unit of military organization made up of 2 centuries.
37.Wealthiest if the Helvetian chiefs. He planned the migration into Western Gaul. He attempted to seize control of Helvetia and plotted with Casticus and Dumnorix to conquer all Gaul.
39.The modern Marne River, a tributary of the Seine.
40.The homeland of the Helvetii, divided into four cantons; modern Switzerland.
46.Geneva, located on Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
48.Assault ramp constructed in addition to a ditch to protect the camp.
49.A unit of military organization made up of 3 maniples.
1.King of the Atrebates, a Belgian tribe friendly to Caesar. He was sent by Caesar as an envoy to Britain in 55 BC, where he was thrown into chains, but later released.
2.Chief city of the Mandubii, a Gallic tribe. It is here that Vercingetorix, uniting all the Gauls against Caesar, made his last stand.
5.The Pyrenees, separating Gaul from Spain.
6.Land of the Belgae, another of the three main divisions of Gaul. It was located in the northern part of Gaul.
8.An arrogant German chief whom Caesar defeated and drove from Gaul back into Germany.
9.The modern Saone River, a tributary of the Rhone.
10.The island of Britain, described by Caesar as "triangular in shape."
13.Half of a pair of rival centurions who acted heroically at the seige of Quintus' camp. He held the higher rank.
15.Caesar's right-hand man and most trusted lieutenant in the Gallic War. During the Civil War, however, he fought against Caesar and was killed at Munda.
16.It is also called Provincia. It is now known as Provence, a region of southeastern France.
18.An Aeduan noble, loyal to Caesar at first. He later joined Vercingetorix as one of the leaders of the Gallic army that went to relieve the seige of Alesia.
19.A chief of the Eburones. He started a revolt and led the ambush of the troops of Sabinus and Cotta. He succeeded in escaping Caesar.
20.The primary unit of manpower in the legion. Originally consisting of 100 men.
21.Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
24.A narrow province that bordered Cisalpine Gaul at the head of the Adriatic Sea; modern Yugoslavia and Albania.
25.The modern Seine, the principal river of northern France.
30.The modern Garonne, a river of southwestern France.
31.The javelin, a common weapon for soldiers
32.Modern Paris; a city of the tribe named Parisii on an island in the Seine River.
36.The modern Aisne, a river in the southern part of Belgic Gaul.
38.A general term comprising modern France and parts of Switerland, Belgium, and Holland; all the territory between the Pyrenees Mountains and the Rhine River.
41.The Jura, a range of mountains extending from the Rhine to the Rhone.
43.The Rhine River, separating Gaul and Germany.
45.The breastplate of the standard Roman soldier
47.The Alps, separating Cisalpine Gaul from Transalpine Gaul and Germany.

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