The New International Encyclopædia/Civilis, Julius

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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.