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The Gallic Wars Pt3 - Roman victory at Alesia 3
By Mary Harrsch

  1. 52 BCE

    Vercingetorix rouses disaffected Gauls to revolt against Rome

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  2. 52 BCE

    Vercingetorix begins scorched earth policy to deprive Caesar of provisions

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  3. 52 BCE

    Vercingetorix spares the city of Avaricum due to strong protests

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  4. 52 BCE

    Caesar lays siege of Avaricum and capture the city

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  5. 52 BCE

    Romans, angered over Avaricum’s resistance, slaughter over 40,000 inhabitants

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  6. 52 BCE

    Vercingetorix defeats Caesar at the battle of Gergovia, the capital city of the Arverni

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  7. 52 BCE

    Vercingetorix follows the retreating Caesar but suffers heavy losses in a cavalry engagement

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  8. 52 BCE

    Vercingetorix retreats to the stronghold of Alesia

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  9. 52 BCE

    Caesar besieges Alesia

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  10. 52 BCE

    Vercingetorix summons Gallic allies

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  11. 52 BCE

    Caesar builds fortifications facing both Alesia and the surrounding countryside filling with Gallic forces

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  12. 52 BCE

    Gallic defenders of Alesia run low on provisions and send their wives and children out of the fortress

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  13. 52 BCE

    Vercingetorix’ allies attack but are repelled by Caesar, due in part to cavalry counterattack lead by Marc Antony

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  14. 52 BCE

    Vercingetorix himself leads an attack against a weak point in the Roman fortifications

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  15. 52 BCE

    Caesar himself rallies his troops and succeeds in repulsing Vercingetorix and his forces

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  16. 52 BCE

    Vercingetorix surrenders

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