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a chieftain of the Aedui, was one of the commanders of the Aeduan cavalry. which, in compliance with Caesar's requisition, was sent to the aid of the Romans against Vereingetorix, in B. C. 52. He also informed Caesar of the designs of Litavieus, who was endeavouring to draw the Aedui into the Gallic confederacy against Rome, and enabled him at first to counteract them. But soon afterwards he himself revolted, together with Viridomarus, and this completed the defection of his countrymen. Ambition was clearly his motive, for he was much mortified when the Gauls chose Vercingetorix for their commanderin-chief. (Caes. Gal. 7.34, 38-40, 54, 55, 63; Plut. Caes. 26, 27; D. C. 40.37.) He appears to have been the person who was sent in command of an Aeduan force to the relief of Vercingetorix at Alesia, and a different one from the Eporedorix, who was previously taken prisoner by the Romans in a battle of cavalry, and who is mentioned as having commanded the Aedui in a war with the Sequani some time before Caesar's arrival in Gaul. (Caes. Gal. 7.67, 76; D. C. 40.40.)


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