Indutiomarus having been slain, as we have stated, the government
was conferred upon his relatives by the Treviri . They cease not to importune the neighboring Germans and to promise them money: when they could not
obtain [their object] from those nearest them, they try those more remote.
Having found some states willing to accede to their wishes, they enter into a
compact with them by a mutual oath, and give hostages as a security for the
money: they attach Ambiorix to them by an alliance and confederacy.
Caesar, on being informed of their acts, since he
saw that war was being prepared on all sides, that the Nervii,
Aduatuci, and Menapii, with the addition of all
the Germans on this side of the Rhine
were under arms, that the Senones did not assemble according to his command, and were
concerting measures with the Carnutes and the neighboring states,
that the Germans were importuned by the Treviri in frequent embassies, thought that he ought to take
measures for the war earlier [than usual].