Caesar’s de Bello Gallico. Book 2: Chapter 1-15 The Belgae. The Problem. While Caesar was in winter quarters in Gaul, he was informed by Labienus that all the Belgae were entering into a confederacy against the Roman people
Book 2: Chapter 1-15
The Remi, closest to the Belgae, sent two principals to Caesar to tell him that they would
After thanking the Remi, Caesar ordered the whole senate to assemble before him and leads him army to Bibrax, a town of the Remi.
Since Caesar was unaware of the enemy’s reason for departing, he sent his cavalry to harass their rear, killing a great number of them as they were fleeing
On the next day, Caesar then led his army into the territory of the Suessiones and hurried to their town of Noviodunum. The Suessiones then sent ambassadors to Caesar respecting a surrender that the Suessiones be spared.
Then Caesar led his army against the Bellovaci. The Bellovacian citizens extended their hands to Caesar and promised to throw themselves under his power, never contend in arms against the Roman people, and begged for peace from the Romans. Caesar listened to their pleas, however demanded 600 hostages.
Lastly, Caesar moved from the Bellovaci to the territory of the Ambiani, who immediately surrendered all their possessions.
Unfortunately on the other hand, the Nervii condemned the rest of the Belgae who had surrendered themselves to the Roman people. The Nervii refused to accept any condition of peace with Rome.