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The Gallic War - Julius Caesar, H.J. Edwards
The Gallic War
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Caesar (C. Iulius, 102–44 BCE), statesman and soldier, defied the dictator Sulla; served in the Mithridatic wars and in Spain; pushed his way in Roman politics as a 'democrat' against the senatorial government; was the real leader of the coalition with Pompey and Crassus; conquered all Gaul... show more
Caesar (C. Iulius, 102–44 BCE), statesman and soldier, defied the dictator Sulla; served in the Mithridatic wars and in Spain; pushed his way in Roman politics as a 'democrat' against the senatorial government; was the real leader of the coalition with Pompey and Crassus; conquered all Gaul for Rome; attacked Britain twice; was forced into civil war; became master of the Roman world; and achieved wide-reaching reforms until his murder. We have his books of Commentarii (notes): eight on his wars in Gaul, 58–52 BC, including the two expeditions to Britain 55–54, and three on the civil war of 49–48. They are records of his own campaigns (with occasional digressions) in vigorous, direct, clear, unemotional style and in the third person, the account of the civil war being somewhat more impassioned. There is no rhetoric.The Loeb Classical Library edition of Caesar is in three volumes. Volume II is his Civil Wars. The Alexandrian War, the African War, and the Spanish War, commonly ascribed to Caesar by our manuscripts but of uncertain authorship, are collected in Volume III.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780674990807 (0674990803)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (NY)
Pages no: 656
Edition language: Latin
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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...
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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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