The Conquest of Gaul Setting & Symbolism

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Gaul

Gaul is the land bounded by the Rhine in the north and east, by the Rhone River and the Alps to the east, the Province of Rome to the south, and the Atlantic and North Sea Coasts to the west.

Rhone

The river Rhone rises in Switzerland and flows south to the Mediterranean through the Province of Rome. It is the boundary between the Helvetii and Allobroges tribes.

Rhine

The river Rhine flows westwards from the Alps, through Germany to the North Sea. It is the major boundary between the German and Belgic tribes, which Caesar crosses twice during the Gaul campaign.

Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva is a large, elongated lake on the Rhone River, which is the site of the town of Geneva. It is part of the boundary between the Helvetii and the Allobroges.

Loire

The Loire is a large river in central Gaul, rising...

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