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- Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc
- Format: Paperback | 818 pages
- Dimensions: 142mm x 208mm x 56mm | 658g
- Publication date: 21 August 1997
- Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
- ISBN 10: 0306807874
- ISBN 13: 9780306807879
- Edition statement: DA CAPO PRESS ed.
- Sales rank: 846,965
The Gallic campaigns firmly established Julius Caesar (100 B.C.--44 B.C.) as one of the greatest commanders of all time. After success there, Caesar turned his loyal army back toward Rome. Crossing the Rubicon, he initiated a civil war, marched triumphally to the capital, besieged Pompey at Brundisium, and pacified Spain. With a tiny army he routed Pompey's far larger forces at Pharsalus, pursued him to his death in Egypt, and established Cleopatra on her throne.Though Caesar's Commentaries are among the most exact and picturesque of historical writings, it is only through knowledge of the geography and weaponry of his campaigns that one can properly understand them. In this history, T. A. Dodge, one of the only military historians to have visited every one of the great general's known battlefields, makes full use of other chroniclers and critics and supplements them with his clear, insightful descriptions of the battles. As a fully illustrated and complete military history of one of history's greatest generals, Caesar is unparalleled.
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Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1842--1909) served in the New York volunteer infantry during the Civil War. His books include Alexander, Hannibal, The Campaign of Chancellorsville, A Bird's Eye View of Our Civil War, Gustavus Adolphus, Cesar,and Napoleon (in four volumes).
Table of contents
* Marious and the Army Changes; 110-86 B.C. * Sulla, Pompey; 90-60 B.C. * CsarYouth, Education and Early Services; 100-58 B.C. * The Battles of the Arar and Bibracte; June, 58 B.C. * Campaign Against Ariovistus; August and September, 58 B.C. * The Belg; Spring of 57 B.C. * Battle of the Sabis. July to September, 57 B.C. * The Work of Csars Lieutenants; 57-56 B.C. * The Rhine; Spring of 55 B.C. * Britain; Fall of 55 B.C. * Cassivellanus; Spring and Summer, 54 B.C. * Ambiorix; Winter, 54-53 B.C. * The Treviri and Eburones; Spring, 54 B.C. * Vercingetorix; Winter, 53-52 B.C. * The Siege of Gergovia; Spring, 52 B.C.