I just finished translating line 6 of Bellum Gallicum, Book I Ch. I, and the absence of a coordinating conjunction at the end made me wonder.
Belgae ab extremis Galliae finibus oriuntur, pertinent ad inferiorem partem fluminis Rheni, spectant in septentrionem et orientem solem.
The Belgians arise from the farthest lands of Gaul, extend to the lower part of the Rhine river, and look toward the north and the rising sun.
You can see how, in the English translation, I added the conjunction which is normal for our language. But in the Latin, it's conspicuously missing. This bristles my prejudices as an English speaker. Clearly, I was expecting to see et or the enclitic -que.
This brings me to my question. Does classical Latin not require a coordinating conjunction at the end of a list? Is it optional? Is it better not to include it? Is there a hard-and-fast rule or is it just up to the author's discretion?
Thanks for any feedback — I look forward to finding out.