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Julius Caesar sought to conquer the Gallic territories for the Roman Empire. The Gallic Wars, at the end of which Caesar would be proclaimed emperor, lasted a period of 7 years and saw the invasion of the Roman Legions as far as current-day Germany. Although the South-East of France was already very Romanized at the time, Caesar sought to enhance this even further. The city adopted Roman law which provided it with a privileged position and relative autonomy. Its inhabitants practised the language, laws and customs of Roman citizens.

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Titre de l'évènement: 
The outbreak of the Gallic Wars
Date clé: 
-58
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Date affichée: 
58 BC
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