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Shahan Goenjian

Educated in Southern California with a Bachelors in History and a Juris Doctorate, Shahan has directed his passion for understanding how the world works into a writing practice that aims to deliver entertaining and enlightening content for the inquiring mind.

Gaul Revolts, Part IV – The Battle of Alesia and the End of the Gallic Wars

Julius Caesar led his 60,000 Roman soldiers to siege one of the capital strongholds of Gaul. Approximately 300,000 Gauls then descended on him. Whether it was destiny or military genius, Julius Caesar cemented Rome’s road to empire and lived to tell the tale in his book, “Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic War.”

Caesar’s Rome: Belgae Revolts!

Conquering a land is not as simple as winning battles. Julius Caesar had to park his troops in various hostile neighborhoods and deal with repeated uprisings until the natives there could be beaten into submission and resolve to accept Roman yoke because resisting it would be too fatal.

Rome versus Britannia, Part II

Having learned from his experience invading Britannia the first time around, Julius Caesar ventured forth once again a year later, but this time with a full military force and his special brand of simple, straightforward, adaptable military genius. The result was essentially Roman dominion over the southern half of Britannia for the next several millennia.