There were these difficulties which we have mentioned above, in carrying on the
war, but many things, nevertheless, urged Caesar to
that war;-the open insult offered to the state in the detention of the Roman knights, the rebellion raised after surrendering,
the revolt after hostages were given, the confederacy of so many states, but
principally, lest if, [the conduct of] this part was overlooked, the other
nations should think that the same thing was permitted them.
Wherefore, since he reflected that almost all the Gauls were fond of revolution, and easily and quickly
excited to war; that all men likewise, by nature, love liberty and hate the
condition of slavery, he thought he ought to divide and more widely distribute
his army, before more states should join the confederation.