Battles of Ilerda and Massilia 49 BC – Caesar’s Civil War DOCUMENTARY

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Kings and Generals’ historical animated documentary series on the Great Roman Civil War (Caesar’s Civil War) continues with a video on the conclusion of the battle of Ilerda and the siege of Massilia in 49 BC, as Gaius Julius Caesar attacks the armies of his enemy Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus in Hispania and Gaul.

Beginning of the battle of Ilerda and the siege of Massilia:
Why Caesar’s Civil War happened:
Previous episode on Caesar’s conquest of Gaul:
Roman Politics before Caesar – conflict between Marius and Sulla:
Evolution of the Roman Armies:
Roman history:

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The video was made by our friend MalayArcher ( while the script was researched and written by Peter Voller. This video was narrated by Officially Devin ( &

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  1. I didn't know that Marcus Terentius Varro, the widely known Latin grammarian, was also a Pompey's general. He wrote the famous DE LINGVA LATINA ("About the Latin Language") by 45 B.C.

  2. Massilians: We're gonna pin Brutus' ship from the sides! Charge!
    Brutus: Moves slightly forwards, making the Massilians ships crash each other instead
    Nasidius: Noob team, GG end, go next.
    Nasidius had left the game

  3. These documentaries are awesome. Whats also great about them is you leverage the Game Total War Rome 2 for scenes and the music use is awesome.

  4. I have for like 4k $ of books on ancient rome, I have red about everything in details until Marcus aurelius, yet this channel still make it more real, more alive, more clear, very well done.

  5. Winning against Gauls to me wasn't impressive, Rome's Military was just to superior. But these Civil wars by Caeser show greatness, both had the military all about who could fight better.

  6. Caesar must've known Pompeii was a total p*ssy. How else do you explain the bold move of leaving the stronghold of Rome to Mark Anthony, travel all the way to Spain to fight a stand off battle. He knew Pompeii would not attack Rome and Sicily from the East.

  7. Caesar was an actual criminal and enemy of the state, but found a way into political immunity, and leveraged Pompey's distance from Rome as a way to simply…conquer it for himself. Then he was outnumbered, outmaneuvered, and outflanked at almost every turn…only to get EXTREMELY lucky over and over again. Opponents would have the upper hand, but make baffling decisions at the worst times to grant Caesar reprieve and/or time to become opportunist. Even though he was ultimately assassinated, his faction still inherited Rome after the war that continued following his death.

    It's better to be lucky than good.


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