Julius Caesar's Military Tactics

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Near the beginning and then again towards the end, Caesar uses nearly the same approach in his military tactics to ward off the Britons. He tells of how, in both cases, they were reinforced somehow and then, afterwards, they retreat back into the camp. In the case of the former situation, Caesar himself is the reinforcement. His men had struggled with the Britons and were "perturbatis nostris [novitate pugnae]." They were disturbed by the nature or novelty of the battle. However, upon Caesar 's arrival, his own men were instilled with a new bravado of confidence, seeing the leader there to supply assistance would be everything to a Roman soldier. Caesar also realizes how this would affect the enemy as it did his own men. Now that the mighty
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