Caesar, though he discerned from what motive these
things were said, and what circumstances deterred him from his meditated plan,
still, in order that he might not be compelled to waste the summer among the
Treviri , while all things were prepared for the war with Britain, ordered
Indutiomarus to come to him with 200 hostages. When they were
brought, [and] among them his son and near relations, whom he had demanded by
name, he consoled Indutiomarus, and enjoined him to continue in his
allegiance; yet, nevertheless, summoning to him the chief men of the Treviri , he reconciled them individually to
Cingetorix: this he both thought should be done by him in justice
to the merits of the latter, and also judged that it was of great importance
that the influence of one whose singular attachment toward him he had fully
seen, should prevail as much as possible among his people.
Indutiomarus was very much offended at this act, [seeing that]
his influence was diminished among his countrymen; and he, who already before
had borne a hostile mind toward us, was much more violently inflamed against us
through resentment at this.