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Caesar And The Helvetians

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The Helvetian campaign was the turning point of Caesar's career. Amongst the unusual aspects of Caesar's early career was the fact that he did very little military service. The crucial features of the manipular legion, the quadripartite division of infantry into velites, hastati, principes and triarii, and the election of centurions to command the maniples from the ranks were plainly intact in 150. The fact that centurions received a bonus five times that of an average legionary suggests that the gap between themselves and their men may have been rather more substantial. The army that Caesar led into Gaul was the product of various changes that had been taking place in the course of the previous half century.

Keywords: Caesar; Helvetian campaign; manipular legion

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