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    The Civil War: Together with the Alexandrian War, the African War, and the Spanish War (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Latin) By (author) Julius Caesar, Edited by Jane Gardner, Translated by Jane Gardner

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    DescriptionA military leader of legendary genius, Caesar was also a great writer, recording the events of his life with incomparable immediacy and power. "The Civil War" is a tense and gripping depiction of his struggle with Pompey over the leadership of Republican Rome - a conflict that spanned the entire Roman world, from Gaul and Spain to Asia and Africa. Where Caesar's own account leaves off in 48 BC, his lieutenants take up the history, describing the vital battles of Munda, Spain and Thapsus, and the installation of Cleopatra, later Caesar's mistress, as Queen of Egypt. Together these narratives paint a full picture of the events that brought Caesar supreme power - and paved the way for his assassination only months later.


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    Title
    The Civil War
    Subtitle
    Together with the Alexandrian War, the African War, and the Spanish War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julius Caesar, Edited by Jane Gardner, Translated by Jane Gardner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 269 g
    Language
    English
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140441871
    ISBN 10: 0140441875
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 937.05
    DC22: 937/.05
    LC classification: DG266 .C42 1976
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.05
    LC classification: DG266.C42
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps, plans, index, bibliography, glossary
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    18 November 1976
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gaius Julius Caesar was born in 100BC into an ancient patrician family. He was imprisoned for a time with his familly, for protesting against the then leadership of Sulla, but advanced slowly through the sixties rising to the rank of praetor and forming the 'first triumvirate' with Pompey and Crassus. Elected consul in 59BC, he then became Governor for Transalpine Gaul. After the death of Crassus and the defeat of Pompey in 45BC, Caesar returned to Rome as dictator. He was assassinated in March 44BC. Jane Gardner received degrees in Classics from Glasgow and Oxford Universities and was Senior Lecturer in Classics at Reading University. She is the author of, among others, Women in Roman Law and Society and The Roman Household: A Sourcebook.