The Gallic War

The Gallic War: Seven Commentaries on The Gallic War with an Eighth Commentary by Aulus Hirtius

History , Ancient History, Roman History
Paperback Published on: 17/04/2008
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Synopsis

The Gallic War, published on the eve of the civil war which led to the end of the Roman Republic, is an autobiographical account written by one of the most famous figures of European history. On one level a straightforward narrative of the campaigns Caesar fought against the Gauls, Germans and Britons, it also serves a deeper political purpose, revealing him as a commander of breathtaking flair, courage and persistence - a man of the people, a man without rival.

This new translation reflects the purity of Caesar's Latin while preserving the pace and flow of his momentous narrative of the conquest of Gaul and the first Roman invasions of Britain and Germany. The introduction includes a survey of Caesar's role and reputation in later thought, while detailed notes, maps, a table of dates, and glossary make this the most useful edition available.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199540266
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 223g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 15 mm

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Caesar's War Reports
Julius Caesar's own accounts (except last chapter). Tales in his words of his mercy (mostly); the importance of looking after the baggage; having enough co... READ MORE
Rod Whiting