Discipline: Social Studies
To maintain the Roman presence in what was known then as Gaul (France), Belgium, and Britain, Julius Caesar established military camps in strategic places in the conquered territories. Eastward, the Roman Emperors followed the same pattern. Thus it was that during the time of Jesus Christ there was in Jerusalem a Roman military fort which was more than just a symbol of foreign domination of the country. It was actually an instrument for the suppression of any move toward independence by the conquered people.