First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

chapter |3 pages


part |2 pages


chapter |7 pages

Background to war

Building an empire

chapter |13 pages

Warring sides

Discipline vs. spectacle

chapter |4 pages


The migration of the Helvetii

chapter |33 pages

The fighting

Invasion, siege and conquest

chapter |3 pages

Portrait of a soldier

Caesar’s centurions

chapter |10 pages

The world around war

The impact of the conflict

part |2 pages

Portrait of a civilian

chapter |7 pages

How the war ended

Roman triumphs

chapter |4 pages

Conclusion and consequences

Pax Romana

chapter |1 pages

Further reading