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Although I read War of the Gauls a long time ago, my answer is based on a fairly recent listen to Dan Carlin's Celtic Holocaust podcast. Now, Carlin's not a real historian, but comes a damn sight closer than most of us and in any case is just going to be doing the same thing as everyone else: looking at Caesar's book. Which, for all its lack of ...


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I can answer some of these questions, as I had a hand in writing the present version of the Wikipedia article -- which I admit needs more work. The red squares are the Roman camps, as labelled in the other map @TomasBy links to. Hannibal put his weaker infantry units in the middle of his line, in order to lure the Roman troops in, so they could be attacked ...


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Before this drifts into too much speculation: The only written source there is are Cesar's accounts to the Roman senat, which must be seen as propaganda to justify his expenses in the Gaulish wars. As such, any details from his side must be seen as attempts to make him look better. Anything regarding motives and options of single persons on the side of Cesar'...


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This question was already addressed on this site. Romans adopted Greek culture because it was higher than the Roman one. And this is not unique such case in history. For example Mongols (and other peoples) who conquered China adopted Chinese culture. Barbarians who conquered the Roman empire also adopted Roman culture. On the statement that Macedonians were ...


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