Alesia

Alesia

[uh-lee-zhee-uh, -zhuh]
noun
an ancient city and fortress in Gaul: Caesar captured Vercingetorix here 52 b.c.
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alesia

ancient town situated on Mont Auxois, above the present-day village of Alise-Sainte-Reine in the departement of Cote d'Or, France. Alesia is famous as the site of the siege and capture of Vercingetorix by Julius Caesar in 52 BC that ended Gallic resistance to Caesar. The Gallic town was succeeded on the same site by a flourishing Gallo-Roman town.

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