Publish Date: Wed, August 9th 2017
Duration: 05:59:51 minutes – 259.6 mb
Julius Caesar is our travel guide as he takes us through his murderous subjugation of the native Celtic tribal peoples of ancient Gaul. It sounds vaguely like other, recent European colonial conquests…until the natives nearly win.
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Tribes / Names / Places
Posidonius – Acclaimed as the greatest polymath of his age.
Chiomara – A Galatian noble woman and the wife of Orgiagon.
Battle of the Allia – Fought between the Senones and the Romans in 390 BCE.
Diviciacus – Druid from antiquity.
Aedui – Gallic people and Tribe of Diviciacus.
Diodorus Siculus – Greek historian.
Helvetii – A Gallic tribal confederation.
Orgetorix – Aristocrat among the Helvetii.
Battle of Magetobriga – Fought in 63 BC between rival tribes in Gaul.
Ariovistus – Leader of the Suebi.
Suebi – A large group of related Germanic peoples.
Suetonius – Roman historian.
Cassius Dio – Roman statesman, Greek origin.
Belgae – Large confederation of tribes living in northern Gaul.
Nervii – One of the most powerful Belgic tribes.
Ambiorix – Leader of a Belgic tribe of north-eastern Gaul.
Veneti – A seafaring Celtic people.
Dumnorix – A chieftain of the Aedui and brother to Diviciacus.
Arverni – A Celtic tribe.
Vercingetorix – A king and chieftain of the Arverni tribe.
Siege of Avaricum – Avaricum in the winter of 52 BC.
The Battle of Gergovia – The chief fortified town of the Arverni.
Noviodunum – Meaning “new fort”.
Oppidum – Large fortified Iron Age settlement.
Battle of Alesia – Military engagement in the Gallic Wars that took place in 52 BCE.
Dan’s research and book list
1. Ancient Warfare by John Carmen and Anthony Harding
2. The Gallic Wars by Julius Caesar and Thomas Holmes
3. The Gallic Wars by Julius Caesar and W. A. Macdevitt