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Caesar's Gallic Wars 58-51bc

War Name : Caesar's Gallic Wars 58-51bc

Date(s) : 58 bc - 51 bc


Julius Caesar, after being consul, was sent by the Triumvirate to be Governor of the provinces of Gaul. He then spent the next seven years pacifying the various tribes of Gaul which at various rebelled against Roman rule. Finally the tribes united under Vercingetorix to destroy the Romans, and Alesia almost achieved it, but Caesar prevailed and returned to Rome a hero. It is worth noting that much of what was written at the time about the Gallic war, was written by Julius himself for a home audience, to prepare the way for his future career, and so may be a little biased in his favour.

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