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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Julius Caesar, Chapter 25: The Gallic War. Survey.[59-52 BC]
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[58-49 B.C.] During the nine years of his command this is in substance what he [Note 1] did. All that part of Gallia which is bounded by the Pyrenees, the Alps and the CÚvennes, and by the Rhine and Rhone rivers, a circuit of some 3,200 miles [ Roman measure, about 3,106 English miles], with the exception of some allied states which had rendered him good service, he reduced to the form of a province; and imposed upon it a yearly tribute of 40,000,000 sesterces. He was the first Roman to build a bridge and attack the Germans beyond the Rhine; and he inflicted heavy losses upon them. He invaded the Britons too, a people unknown before, vanquished them, and exacted moneys and hostages. Amid all these successes he met with adverse fortune but three times in all: in Britannia, where his fleet narrowly escaped destruction in a violent storm; in Gallia, when one of his legions was routed at Gergovia; and on the borders of Germania, when his lieutenants Titurius and Aurunculeius were ambushed and slain.

Note 1: he = Julius Caesar

Event: The Gallic War