the celebrated chieftain of the Arverni, who carried on war with great ability against Caesar in B. C. 52.
The history of this war, which occupies the seventh book of Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic war, has been related elsewhere. [CAESAR, p. 548.] It is only necessary to mention here that after Vercingetorix fell into Caesar's hands on the capture of Alesia, he was kept in chains and subsequently taken to Rome, where he adorned the triumph of his conqueror in B. C. 45 and was afterwards put to death. (D. C. 40.41
; Plut. Caes. 27