Arms and armor of Roman Republic soldiers at the time of the Punic wars. Left front, the armour of a principes and hastati, right the veteran triarii. The back figure represents an Italian ally or a velite, skirmish infantry.
In 52 BC when Gallic Prince Vercingetorix surrendered to Julius Caesar at Alesia, the long campaign Caesar waged for possession of Gaul was all but over. Caesar and his legions were victorious. For seven years, Caesar and his veteran legions fought battl