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The Conquest of Gaul (Library of Essential Reading) - Julius Caesar, F.P. Long, Cheryl Walker
The Conquest of Gaul (Library of Essential Reading)
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Among the most durable and engaging texts in world literature, Julius Caesar's Conquest of Gaul tells how he and his legions conquered much of modern France in less than a decade (58-51 BCE), despite determined resistance. Perhaps the most famous Roman ever, Gaius Julius Caesar created a legacy... show more
Among the most durable and engaging texts in world literature, Julius Caesar's Conquest of Gaul tells how he and his legions conquered much of modern France in less than a decade (58-51 BCE), despite determined resistance. Perhaps the most famous Roman ever, Gaius Julius Caesar created a legacy which has resonated, for good or ill, throughout Western culture. Architect of an imperial system, eponymous sponsor of a reformed calendar system, orator second only to Cicero, conqueror of Gaul: Surely those accomplishments in the diverse fields of politics, applied mathematics, rhetoric, and military science would justify his eminence. Nevertheless, the high literary quality and historical value of this seemingly modest account match its exciting story of diplomatic maneuverings, shifting alliances, and military actions; the final chapters culminate in the revolt of the united Gallic tribes under Vercingetorix, France's first national hero, and are as compelling as any contemporary spy thriller.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780760768952 (0760768951)
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Conquest of Gaul
Ask not what Caesar can do for you, rather ask what Caesar will do TO you when he gets back to Rome with an army behind him that has spent the last 8 years beating back hairy barbarians...Caesar's well written notes on his encounters with Gauls, Germans and Britons during 58 to 51 BC, partly for the...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it
4.0 The Conquest of Gaul
Ask not what Caesar can do for you, rather ask what Caesar will do TO you when he gets back to Rome with an army behind him that has spent the last 8 years beating back hairy barbarians...Caesar's well written notes on his encounters with Gauls, Germans and Britons during 58 to 51 BC, partly for the...
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Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres...I first read this remarkable little work in my high school Latin class (in the original Latin). Yes! My high school offered Latin as an elective and it wasn't Catholic.
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