In castris Helvetiorum tabulae repertae sunt litteris Graecis confectae et ad Caesarem relatae, quibus in tabulis nominatim ratio confecta erat, qui numerus domo exisset eorum, qui arma ferre possent, et item separatim pueri, senes mulieresque.  Quarum omnium rerum summa erat capitum Helvetiorum milia CCLXIII, Tulingorum milia XXXVI, Latobrigorum XIIII, Rauracorum XXIII, Boiorum XXXII; ex his, qui arma ferre possent, ad milia nonaginta duo.  Summa omnium fuerunt ad milia CCCLXVIII.  Eorum qui domum redierunt censu habito, ut Caesar imperaverat, repertus est numerus milium C et X.


In the camp of the Helvetii were found, and brought to Caesar, records written out in Greek letters,1 wherein was drawn up a nominal register showing what number of them had gone out from their homeland, who were able to bear arms, and also seperately children, old men, and women. On all these counts the total showed 263,000 persons of the Helvetii, 36,000 of the Tulingi, 14,000 of the Latobrigi, 23,000 of the Rauraci, 32, 000 of the Boii; of these were about 92,000 able to bear arms. The grand total was about 368,000. Of those who returned home a census was taken in accordance with Caesar's command, and the number was found to be 110,000.

1 Perhaps introduced through the Greek colony of Massilia (Marseilles):  cf. VI. 14.

Translation and notes by H.J. Edwards


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