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Old January 2nd, 2018, 05:52 PM   #21

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Interesting thoughts.

1. Although the Alesia campaign itself is impressive, I really find it hard to believe Caesar's word for the actual siege. Caesar's troops, even if we accept maximum figures, would be so stretched around that wall, that it's hard to gather why hundreds of thousands of Gallic soldiers were unable to make significant breakthroughs. I don't put it beyond good old Caesar to lie here considering Lucullus and Sulla got away with it pretty easily.

2. I don't find Pharsalus that impressive overall because I believe that Caesar had around 30,000 troops + , plus much of Pompey's army was at a severe disadvantage in experience.
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