Casticus

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Casticus was a nobleman of the Sequani of eastern Gaul. His father, Catamantaloedes, had previously been the ruler of the tribe, and had been recognised as a "friend" by the Roman Senate.

Ca. 60 BC, Casticus entered into a conspiracy with Orgetorix of the Helvetii and Dumnorix of the Aedui to seize control of their respective tribes and between them rule Gaul.[1] The conspiracy was discovered and put a stop to by the Helvetii.

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  1. ^ Caesar, Julius. Commentaries on the Gallic War Wikisource has information on "Commentaries_on_the_Gallic_War/Book_1#3".