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Identifier: juliuscaesarfoun00fowl
Title: Julius Caesar and the foundation of the Roman imperial system
Year: 1894 (1890s)
Authors: Fowler, W. Warde (William Warde), 1847-1921
Subjects: Caesar, Julius Heads of state Generals
Publisher: New York, London : G. P. Putnam
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Connecticut Libraries


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adermust not fail to examine the plan carefully, with thefollowing explanations in his mind as he studies it.The length of the summit of the hill is about onemile, its breadth at the widest half that distance ; butthe circumference of its base is fully six miles. Todraw a line of works around this base would alonehave been a heavy task for an army of 50,000 or60,000 men ; but it was necessary also to occupy theadjoining heights where they approached nearest toAlesia, in order not only to command a view of thecity and the proceedings of its defenders, but toguard against an enemy advancing from without. What Caesar actually did, he has recorded withgreat exactness in three chapters of his seventh book ;and these have been completely verified and ex-plained by the excavations made by order ofNapoleon III. in 1862. First of all, four campswere formed, two on the hill to the south (Mont deFlavigny), and one on that to the north-east; thesewere occupied by the greater part of the infantry.

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>- CO CO < ca \- r^ z 3 O 8 ? o nr s li. ^^ ^ Q IC3 ^ 1- S U ^ y A CO ^ < CO UJ _l < 52 B.C.] The Gallic Rebellions. 231 In another camp, at the foot of a hill to the north-west (Mont R^a), two whole legions were stationed;this was the weakest point in the whole line, for thecrest of this hill was too far from Alesia to bebrought within the lines of blockade. In the plainnear the river Brenne, the cavalry was quartered inthree camps, and a fourth was placed at the extremenorth, where now stands the village of Gresigny.All these camps were strongly fortified ; and in frontof them, i. e., between them and the base of the hill,was carried a double ditch with a rampart and pali-sade behind it, 11,000 paces, or some eight miles inlength. This was strengthened by twenty-threeforts icastelld) at intervals of about a third of a mile ;and further by an elaborate series of devices to em-barrass an attacking force, consisting chiefly ofbranches and trunks of trees fixed in the ground


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