Caesar’s proconsulship in Gaul (58–50 BC)
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Caesar held the office of proconsul for the provinces of Gallia citerior (Gallia cisalpina), Illyricum and Gallia ulterior (Gallia transalpina) from March 58 BC until 10/11 January 49 BC. This was the period through the course of which he laid the practical foundations for the further ascent of his career towards the position of dictator perpetuus. The numerous festivals of thanksgiving (supplicationes) by which the Senate recognized his services to the Roman commonwealth coul…

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Olshausen, E., “Caesar’s proconsulship in Gaul (58–50 BC)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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