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The Gallic War (De Bello Gallico) by Julius Caesar
Translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
Book III Chapter 7: War with the Veneti. Prolog.[56 BC]
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These things being achieved, while Caesar had every reason to suppose that Gaul was reduced to a state of tranquillity, the Belgae being overcome, the Germans expelled, the Seduni among the Alps defeated, and when he had, therefore, in the beginning of winter, set out for Illyricum, as he wished to visit those nations, and acquire a knowledge of their countries, a sudden war sprang up in Gaul. The occasion of that war was this: Publius Crassus, a young man, had taken up his winter-quarters with the seventh legion among the Andes, who border upon the [ Atlantic] ocean. He, as there was a scarcity of corn in those parts, sent out some officers of cavalry, and several military tribunes among the neighbouring states, for the purpose of procuring corn and provision; in which number Titus Terrasidius was sent among the Esubii; Marcus Trebius Gallus among the Curiosolitae; Quintus Velanius, Titus Silius, amongst the Veneti

Event: War with the Veneti

Oorlog met de veneti. Proloog.

Toen Caesar na deze krijgsverrichtingen om allerlei redenen vond dat GalliŽ tot vrede was gebracht (de Belgen waren onderworpen, de Germanen verdreven, de Seduners in de Alpen overwonnen) en hij bij het invallen van de winter naar IllyriŽ was vertrokken, omdat hij ook naar die volkeren wilde gaan en hun gebieden verkennen, is onverwachts oorlog in GalliŽ ontstaan. De reden voor die oorlog was de volgende. Publius Crassus de Jongere overwinterde met het zevende legioen vlak aan zee bij de Anden. Omdat er in dit gebied tekort aan graan was, stuurde hij verscheidene commandanten en officieren erop uit om op zoek te gaan naar graan en (overige) foerage. Uit hun midden werd Titus Terrasidius naar de EsuviŽrs gezonden, Marcus Trebius naar de Coriosoliten, Quintus Velanius samen met Titus Sillius naar de Veneten.