The Belgae had been crossing the narrow sea and settling here, presumably driving away the inhabitants whom they found.
From them he learned that the Belgae could muster about 300,000 men.
In 103 they marched back through Gaul, which they overran as far as the Seine, where the Belgae made a stout resistance.
Caesar raised two new legions, making eight in all, and marched against the Belgae as soon as the spring opened.
Belgae, quae est tertia pars, the Belgians, who are the third part.
The Belgae were in many respects a superior race to most of their blood-allies.
Neither Caesar nor Tacitus gives us any idea of the habits or usages of the people who lived north of the Belgae.
Indeed, the Belgae are credited with the occupation of territory up to the borders of Devon.
The Belgae, and other Germanic tribes, were also on the move.