, hilltop town of Celtic and Roman Gaul, on the site of Alise-Sainte-Reine, near Dijon. It was held by Vercingetorix
and his men (52 B.C.
) when Caesar besieged it. Caesar prevented Vercingetorix' allies from raising the siege and starved out the town, thereby ending Gallic resistance to Rome.
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