Commentaries on the Gallic & Civil Wars with the Supplementary Books Attributed to Hirtius Including the Alexandrian, African & Spanish



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Gaius Julius the Gallic eBook ✓ Caesar July BC March BC , known as Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician, general, and notable author of Latin prose He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Commentaries on PDF or Republic and the rise of the Roman EmpireIn BC, Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey formed a political alliance that dominated Roman politics for several years Their attempts to amass power as Populares were opposed by the Optimates within the Roman Senate, among them Cato on the Gallic eBook ✓ the Younger with the frequent support of Cicero Caesar s victories in the Gallic Wars, completed by BC, extended Rome s territory to the English Channel and the Rhine Caesar became the first Roman general to cross both the Channel and the Rhine, when he built a bridge across the Rhine and crossed the Channel to invade BritainThese achievements granted him unmatched military power and threatened to eclipse the standing of Pompey, who had realigned himself with the Senate after the death of Crassus in BC With the Gallic Wars concluded, the Senate ordered Caesar to step down from his military command and return to Rome Caesar refused the order, and instead marked his defiance in BC by crossing the Rubicon with the th Legion, leaving his province and illegally entering Roman Italy under arms Civil war resulted, and Caesar s victory in the war put him in an unrivalled position of power and influenceAfter assuming control of government, Caesar began a programme of social and governmental reforms, including the creation of the Julian calendar He centralised the bureaucracy of the Republic and was eventually proclaimed dictator in perpetuity , giving him additional authority But the underlying political conflicts had not been resolved, and on the Ides of March March BC, Caesar was assassinated by a group of rebellious senators led by Marcus Junius Brutus A new series of civil wars broke out, and the constitutional government of the Republic was never fully restored Caesar s adopted heir Octavian, later known as Augustus, rose to sole power after defeating his opponents in the civil war Octavian set about solidifying his power, and the era of the Roman Empire beganMuch of Caesar s life is known from his own accounts of his military campaigns, and from other contemporary sources, mainly the letters and speeches of Cicero and the historical writings of Sallust The later biographies of Caesar by Suetonius and Plutarch are also major sources Caesar is considered by many historians to be one of the greatest military commanders in historyDuring his lifetime, Caesar was regarded as one of the best orators and prose authors in Latin even Cicero spoke highly of Caesar s rhetoric and style Only Caesar s war commentaries have survived A few sentences from other works are quoted by other authors Among his lost works are his funeral oration for his paternal aunt Julia and his Anticato, a document written to defame Cato in response to Cicero s published praise Poems by Julius Caesar are also mentioned in ancient sources.

Commentaries on the Gallic & Civil Wars with the
  • Paperback
  • 586 pages
  • Commentaries on the Gallic & Civil Wars with the Supplementary Books Attributed to Hirtius Including the Alexandrian, African & Spanish
  • Gaius Julius Caesar
  • English
  • 19 April 2017
  • 1143064631

10 thoughts on “Commentaries on the Gallic & Civil Wars with the Supplementary Books Attributed to Hirtius Including the Alexandrian, African & Spanish

  1. says:

    It is a marvel that this text has made it through the centuries Written during the last days of the Roman Republic, a young Julius Caesar makes his impact on the German and Gallic tribes His early invasion of Britain to the final siege of Alesia, a great story of Roman arms A must for all to understand the beginnings of the Roman Empire.

  2. says:

    In a time of impressive men, Julius Caesar was THE MAN Just ask him.

  3. says:

    An excellent translation into modern English of the greatest work of propaganda ever written.

  4. says:

    We had to read this in second year high school Latin in the original Of course, the text was modernized in ways which would have perplexed the author s It had punctuation, distinguished between upper and lower cases in accord with established rules, included diacriticals to facilitate pronunciation and had copious notes to help us with thedifficult words and concepts It is the only authentic Latin text I have ever read completely with understanding Only two years of language were re We had to read this in second year high school Latin in the original Of course, the text was modernized in ways which would have perplexed the author s It had punctuation, distinguished between upper and lower cases in accord with established rules, included diacriticals to facilitate pronunciation and had copious notes to help us with thedifficult words and concepts It is the only authentic Latin text I have ever read completely with understanding Only two years of language were required and I was terrible at grammar incapable of remembering conjugations forthan a couple of hours of cramming for an exam Years later, in college, I tried Kepler in Latin as a bedtime read, but failed to getthan the gist of it Now all that remains is some vocabulary.I got through Latin classes with grades of B, C and D my worst performance in any subject, rivalled only by A.P Chemistry And these were charity grades The teachers of Latin I and II were impressed by my interest in and knowledge of Roman history Besides, I even joined Latin Club for a year ugh and probably did have the best Derivative Notebook in class.The general consensus is that Caesar wrote or dictated The Civil Wars and the beginning of The Gallic War, but not the end of it He probably had nothing to do with the commentaries of the Alexandrine, Spanish and African wars

  5. says:

    Caesar s insights into the traditions of the Gaulish Celts, particularly the order of the druids, is fascinating, but the detailed descriptions of battles, especially when he frequently applauds his own heroism, can get a little tiring It is fairly obvious that he is rewriting history to make himself look better This was a very quick read and it was so interesting to learn a little bit of the Roman perspective, something which I will have to incorporate into my Celtic studies at some point any Caesar s insights into the traditions of the Gaulish Celts, particularly the order of the druids, is fascinating, but the detailed descriptions of battles, especially when he frequently applauds his own heroism, can get a little tiring It is fairly obvious that he is rewriting history to make himself look better This was a very quick read and it was so interesting to learn a little bit of the Roman perspective, something which I will have to incorporate into my Celtic studies at some point anyway But, translating the original Latin presented a completely different experiencetricky stuff, but I slogged through it and amthan a little proud that I did Does my translation make much sense Of course not Caesar would probably be appalled

  6. says:

    Excellent read An incredibly comprehensive and well written memoir of an ancient and consequential war by the man Julius Caesar himself The Gallic War is not only history, but was also a tool used to make history Julius Caesar wrote in compelling and no non sense pros It is clear why the Romans read this so eagerly, and why it helped his popularity in the home front.

  7. says:

    he just wasn t that great of an author And the war was kind of a jerky enterprise Not a big fan.

  8. says:

    I only read the Gallic War I m not too interested in the Civil War at this moment I got a lot of insight into the way the Gauls and Germans lived and fought It is very interesting to see how the Gauls and the Germans came to be so different I was so impressed by Gaul s efforts at independence from Rome, and I think Julius Caesar did a lot to make it clear his respect for their military tactics and their dedication to the cause It was also a lot of fun for me, personally, to hear about Caesa I only read the Gallic War I m not too interested in the Civil War at this moment I got a lot of insight into the way the Gauls and Germans lived and fought It is very interesting to see how the Gauls and the Germans came to be so different I was so impressed by Gaul s efforts at independence from Rome, and I think Julius Caesar did a lot to make it clear his respect for their military tactics and their dedication to the cause It was also a lot of fun for me, personally, to hear about Caesar stopping at Trier and Vienne for reinforcements, since I ve been to both of those places and seen their Roman ruins This book really brings it all to life for me I will say, however, that to me it was pretty boring until about page 130 or so when they start talking about Druids and stuff

  9. says:

    I thought this book was just okay While it was interesting to have Caesar s first hand account of his victories and travels, the bias was often overpowering, and his attempts to paint a picture of his bravado and heroism seemed conceited and honestly a little desperate The writing itself was often dry and the content sometimes needed additional explanation, which was supplied by footnotes and an excellent introduction The dull writing was made up for in unbelievable first hand accounts of t I thought this book was just okay While it was interesting to have Caesar s first hand account of his victories and travels, the bias was often overpowering, and his attempts to paint a picture of his bravado and heroism seemed conceited and honestly a little desperate The writing itself was often dry and the content sometimes needed additional explanation, which was supplied by footnotes and an excellent introduction The dull writing was made up for in unbelievable first hand accounts of the Gallic war and the insight into the different groups at play the Belgae, the Celts and the Aquitani Overall, the book was interesting, but by no means anything other than mediocre I give it three stars

  10. says:

    This is the closest I could find to the book I have My copy has a gold embossed tan and black hard cover It doesn t say anywhere who the translator is and the introduction and appreciation are by H.E.L Mellersh It doesn t contain an ISBN no Looks nice, though

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