These things being achieved, [and] all Gaul being subdued, so high an
opinion of this war was spread among the barbarians, that embassadors were sent
to Caesar by those nations who dwelt beyond the Rhine
, to promise that they would give hostages and execute his commands.
Which embassies Caesar, because he was hastening into
Italy and Illyricum , ordered to return to him at the beginning of the
following summer. He himself, having led his legions into winter quarters among
the Carnutes, the Andes, and the Turones , which states were close to those regions in which he had
waged war, set out for Italy; and a
thanksgiving of fifteen days was decreed for those achievements, upon receiving
Caesar's letter; [an honor] which before that time
had been conferred on none.