Vercingetorix: All You Love Must Burn (Part 3): The Show Notes

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Here is a lego reproduction of that ubiquitous Lionel Royer painting of Vergincetorix throwing down his arms before Caesar. We don’t know if this cheers YOU up after that episode…but it cheers us up. A little. (Photo credit Mark of Falworth)




Also it turns out someone made a lego stop-motion depiction of the battle of Alesia. Because of course they did.

Aaand here are some German dressage horses!

Here’s that documentary that says Vercingetorix let the townspeople back into Alesia. We side-eye that, but there’s some great animation of what the booby traps would’ve been like:

Most of our modern and ancient sources were the same for this episode as the last two:

The Ancient Celts by Barry Cunliffe

The Celts: Search for a Civilization by Alice Roberts

Adrian Goldsworthy’s Caesar: Life of a Colossus

Jack Johnson’s Ambition without Boundaries: How Julius Caesar’s Thirst for Conquest Shaped the Ancient World, and Impacted the Modern One

Patricia Southern’s Julius Caesar: A Life

And the W.A. MacDevitt translation of Julius Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic War.

Some stuff we used just for this episode include:

Caesar’s Elite German Cavalry by Ludwig Dyke

Polybius: The Histories

Scot McFee’s breakdown of the ritual strangulation

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