The New International Encyclopædia/Civilis, Julius

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The New International Encyclopædia
Civilis, Julius
Edition of 1905. See also Gaius Julius Civilis on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

CIVI'LIS, Julius (or Claudius). A chief of the Batavi, for twenty-five years connected with the army of Rome. Alienated by unjust treatment and by the execution of his brother, Julius Paulus, he headed an insurrection in Gaul in A.D. 69, but in A.D. was subdued by an army under Cerealis, general of Vespasian. Tacitus extols his patriotism and heroic acts.