The Gallic War: Julius Caesar

The Gallic War: Julius Caesar

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By (author) H. J. Edwards

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 208mm x 15mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 18 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486451070
  • ISBN 13: 9780486451077
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 109,840

Product description

The only chronicle by an ancient general of his own campaigns, this historical treasure is also a work of profound literary merit. Julius Caesar's fascinating account of his conquests offers a trove of priceless details about the cultures of Gaul, Germany, and Britain during the First century B.C. -- and of the great man himself. Despite his extensive background in politics, Caesar expresses himself without hiding behind rhetoric, in an uncluttered, factual style. Vigorous, direct, and eloquent, his accounts resemble memoirs or historical outlines rather than a formal histories. His notes on cultural matters, although secondary to his attention to military affairs, offer the era's most complete picture of the settings and personalities among Celtic and German tribes. This excellent translation offers several helpful features.

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Table of contents

Introduction Analysis of the Books Gallic War   Book I   Book II   Book III   Book IV   Book V   Book VI   Book VII   Book VIII Indexes Maps and Plans   Gaul   Campaign Map   Battle Against the Helvetii   Battle of the Aisne   Battle of the Sambre   Bridge over the Rhine   Roman Agger at Avaricum   Gallic Wall   Plan of Gergovia   Plan of Alesia   Roman Siege Appliances   Roman Works at Alesia