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Upon Caesar's orders, other Gallic tribes captured and returned these fugitives, who were executed. He orders him to visit as many states as he could, and persuade them to embrace the protection of the Roman people, and apprize them that he would shortly come thither. Considering this by no means a fit place for disembarking, he remained at anchor till the ninth hour, for the other ships to arrive there. Caesar also had the legal authority to levy additional legions and auxiliary units as he saw fit. The Helvetii turned back and entered negotiations with the Sequani, and with Dumnorix of the Aeduans, for an alternate route.

Orgetorix's personal ambitions were discovered and he was to be put on trial, with the penalty being death by fire if convicted. They on no account permit wine to be imported to them, because they consider that men degenerate in their powers of enduring fatigue, and are rendered effeminate by that commodity. As for the battle narrative itself, it concerns an early revolt of several tribes, quelled by Caesar and Labienus. His ambition was to conquer and plunder some territories to get himself out of debt, and it is possible that Gaul was not his initial target.

Orgetorix's personal ambitions were

There were in addition to these eighteen ships of burden which were prevented, eight miles from that place, by winds, from being able to reach the same port. When Caesar observed this, he ordered the boats of the ships of war and the spy sloops to be filled with soldiers, and sent them up to the succor of those whom he had observed in distress. Three legions, under Caesar's command, surprised and defeated the Tigurine in the Battle of the Arar. Caesar's governorships were extended to a five-year period, a new idea at the time.

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Caesar, leaving a strong guard at each end of the bridge, hastens into the territories of the Sigambri. Caesar was across the Alps in Italy when he received the news. For as all the corn was reaped in every part with the exception of one, the enemy, suspecting that our men would repair to that, had concealed themselves in the woods during the night.

Several attempts were quickly beaten off. Labienus defeats a large Gallic force led against him by Indutiomarus, leader of the Treveri. Orgetorix escaped with the help of his many debtors, but he died during his flight. In the mean time, embassadors from several nations come to him, whom, on their suing for peace and alliance, he answers in a courteous manner, and orders hostages to be brought to him. He then drew all his forces out of the camp, and commanded the cavalry, because he thought they were intimidated by the late skirmish, to follow in the rear.