Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around. — G. K. Chesterton

Vercingetorix

72–46 BC
Civilization: Roman — Arverni
   Field of Renown:  chieftain — Gauls
Era:  Decline

Leader of a Gallic revolt against the Romans. Surrendered after being defeated at Alesia.

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Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
Conquests of Caesar  in  Helmet and Spear  by  Alfred J. Church
Caesar in Gaul  in  The Story of Old France  by  H. A. Guerber
Patriot of Vercingetorix  in  The Story of France  by  Mary Macgregor
Caesar Invades Britain  in  The Story of Rome  by  Mary Macgregor

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Image Links


Vercingetorix leaves his camp to surrender to Caesar
 in The Story of Old France

Vercingetorix before Caesar
 in Famous Men of Rome

Vercingetorix before Caesar
 in Famous Men of Rome

Vercingetorix threw his arms at the feet of his conquerors
 in The Story of France