Outline - Logan Miller HIST208M 9 March 2011 Preliminary...

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Logan Miller HIST208M 9 March 2011 Preliminary Paragraph The Roman Republic, even during the turmoil of the first-century BC, dominated and controlled the Mediterranean world. During this time, statesmen and general Gaius Julius Caesar conducted the first full-scale conquest of Gaul. From 58-51 BC, Caesar was able to bring the entire area under Roman subjugation. However, this great conquest of one of Rome’s northern territories was not intended to expand Rome’s borders or to Romanize the Gallic people. Caesar’s conduct and campaigns in Gaul were intended to increase his popularity, wealth, and prestige, rather than to actually conquer the Gallic people and make them Roman citizens. From the beginning of his political career, Caesar wanted control of the Gallic provinces in the hopes of gaining wealth and honor. Ironically, his commentaries on his campaigns in Gaul do not mention plans for incorporating these provinces after they have been conquered. It does, however, mention the vast wealth Caesar gains in his campaigns, the loyalty and respect he gains
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