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    Caesar's Civil War (Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature) (Paperback) By (author) Cynthia Damon, By (author) William W. Batstone

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    DescriptionCaesar's Civil War is an unfinished masterpiece. It was abandoned by an author who found himself living in a different world than that which saw its commencement. A snapshot of the late republic, it offers a vivid and detailed account of the troubled Roman empire near the turn to the common era. In it, Caesar recounts his break with the Senate and general Pompey and narrates the events of the nineteen months of civil war that followed. It ends after general Pompey's death, amidst the lead up to the Alexandrian war that initiated the next phase of the fight for Rome. The work shows the brilliance for which Caesar's oratory, like his generalship, was known. The primary topics covered in this introduction to Caesar's gripping history are the generic background of Caesar's commentarii or "Notebooks," his criteria for selection of material, the contemporary context of the civil war, the literary techniques employed, and the work's characterization and structure. General aids to the reader include maps to accompany the particular events discussed, a timeline of the civil war and of Caesar's life, explanation of technical terms, and a glossary.

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    Caesar's Civil War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cynthia Damon, By (author) William W. Batstone
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195165111
    ISBN 10: 019516511X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15770
    DC22: 937/.05, 937.05
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC classification: PA6238.B3 B37 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    4 line illustrations
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    02 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Cynthia Damon is Associate Professor of Classics at Amherst College. William W. Batstone is Associate Professor of Greek and Latin at Ohio State University.
    Review quote
    [The authors] have provided teachers and scholars a refreshing and stimulating starting point for rethinking Caesar's successes and failures. Bryn Mawr Classical Review