Julius Caesar

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Gallic Wars: campaigns and tactics, siege of Alesia

Past HSC question 2007
Question 24 (b) Assess the military achievements of Julius Caesar. (15 marks)
(This question also takes in "Relationship with his army" and "Role in the Civil War")

Past HSC question 2006
Question 24 (b) Evaluate the significance of the Gallic Wars in the career of Julius Caesar. (15 marks)

See Caesar's military activities in Gaul, Germany and Britain from the Fall of the Roman Republic topic.

“When by the lex Vatinia in 59 Caesar received the provinces of Cisalpine Gaul and Illyricum, he must have been well satisfied. Cisalpine Gaul provided a fine recruiting ground and it was near enough to Rome to allow him to keep in touch with political events.”
H.H. Scullard, From the Gracchi to Nero, p.130