The Battle of Alesia or Siege of Alesia was a military engagement in the Gallic Wars that took place in September, 52 BC, around the Gallic oppidum of Alesia, a major centre of the Mandubii tribe. It was fought by the army of Julius Caesar against a confederation of Gallic …
A reconstructed section of the Alesia investment fortifications
A marble bust of Julius Caesar
Vercingetorix throws down his arms at the feet of Julius Caesar. Painting by Lionel Royer.