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By Bijan Omrani

In the 50s BC, Julius Caesar carried out a brutal struggle opposed to the tribes of historic Gaul. at the pretext of curtailing an drawing close barbarian chance to the Roman Republic, he first defeated and decimated the Helvetii tribe, prior to subjugating the opposite Celtic peoples who occupied the territory of what's now France.

Caesar laid Gallic civilization to waste, however the cultural revolution the Romans introduced of their wake reworked the Celtic tradition of that state, because the Gauls exchanged their tribal quarrels for togas and bought the paraphernalia of civilized city existence. The Romans additionally left at the back of a legacy of language, literature, legislations, executive, faith, structure and undefined.

From Marseille to Mulhouse, and from Orléans to Autun, Bijan Omrani trips throughout Gaul within the footsteps of its Roman conquerors. He tells the tale of Caesar's Gallic Wars and strains the indelible imprint on glossy Europe of the Gallo-Roman civilization that emerged of their wake.

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