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LisaToreMeApart t1_j1sj5ay wrote

Reply to comment by DeadFyre in Death of Vercingetorix by oga_ogbeni

The Gauls during the Late Republic truly frightened the Romans. Partly why Gaius Marius was named the First Man of Rome was because he repelled a very existential threat to Rome (Cimbrian War)

No wonder that only a generation or two later, Caesar felt it was necessary to kill Vercingetorix—to let him live was to show weakness against a very strong enemy