Caesar: A History of the Art of War Among the Romans Down to the End of the Roman Empire, With a Detailed Account of the Campaigns of Caius Julius Caesarby Theodore Ayrault Dodge
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At the time of his death, Julius Caesar was the most powerful man on earth. Beginning with the Gallic Wars, he had fought a series of epic campaigns, culminating in the brutal civil war that brought the Roman Republic to an end and gave birth to the new Roman Empire. His battles ranged over much of the known world, from Spain, Gaul and Italy, to Greece, Asia Minor, and Egypt. Caesar's own Commentaries are a classic account of how he led his beloved legions into battle, but they leave many questions of war and strategy unanswered.
Theodore Ayrault Dodge's illustrated history of Caesar was first published in 1892, as part of his “Great Captains” series. The author, an experienced military officer and historian, visited all of the major battlefields, and made full use of ancient sources. His history follows Caesar’s entire career, reconstructs his victories and defeats, and explains his lasting impact on the art of war. “Caesar” is an unparalleled military history of one of the world’s greatest generals.
This ebook edition includes an active table of contents, reflowable text, and over 250 campaign maps, battle diagrams, and other illustrations.
Table of Contents:
• I. Marius and the Army Changes. 110–86 B.C.
• II. Sulla, Pompey. 90–60 B.C.
• III. Cæsar’s Youth, Education and Early Services. 100–58 B.C.
• IV. Cæsar’s New Province. The Helvetii. 60–58 B.C.
• V. The Battles of the Arar and Bibracte. June, 58 B.C.
• VI. Campaign against Ariovistus. August and September, 58 B.C.
• VII. The Belgæ. Spring of 57 B.C.
• VIII. Battle of the Sabis. July to September, 57 B.C.
• IX. The Work of Cæsar’s Lieutenants. 57–56 B.C.
• X. The Rhine. Spring of 55 B.C.
• XI. Britain. Fall of 55 B.C.
• XII. Cassivellaunus. Spring and Summer, 54 B.C.
• XIII. Ambiorix. Winter, 54–53 B.C.
• XIV. The Treviri and Eburones. Spring, 53 B.C.
• XV. Vercingetorix. Winter, 53–52 B.C.
• XVI. Avaricum. Late Winter and Early Spring, 52 B.C.
• XVII. The Siege of Gergovia. Spring, 52 B.C.
• XVIII. Labienus’ Campaign. Spring, 52 B.C.
• XIX. The Siege of Alesia. Summer and Fall of 52 B.C.
• XX. The Battle of Alesia. Fall of 52 B.C.
• XXI. The Bellovaci. January to April, 51 B.C.
• XXII. Uxellodunum. Spring of 51 B.C.
• XXIII. Cæsar’s Method
• XXIV. Cæsar’s Army
• XXV. Camps, Sieges and Ballistics
• XXVI. The Opening of the Civil War. December, 60, to May, 49 B.C.
• XXVII. Brundisium and Massilia. February to April, 49 B.C.
• XXVIII. Ilerda. April to June, 49 B.C.
• XXIX. Good Manœuvring. June, 49 B.C.
• XXX. Massilia, Gades, Africa. April to September, 49 B.C.
• XXXI. Epirus. November, 49, to February, 48 B.C.
• XXXII. Dyrrachium. March to May, 48 B.C.
• XXXIII. Cæsar’s Defeat. May, 48 B.C.
• XXXIV. Retreat from Dyrrachium. May, 48 B.C.
• XXXV. Pharsalus. June 29, 48 B.C.
• XXXVI. Alexandria. August, 48, to March, 47 B.C.
• XXXVII. Veni, Vidi, Vici. May and June, 47 B.C.
• XXXVIII. Ruspina. October and November, 47 B.C.
• XXXIX. Entrenched Advance. December, 47 B.C.
• XL. Ucita. January, 46 B.C.
• XLI. Thapsus. February, 47 B.C.
• XLII. Spain. December, 46, to August, 45 B.C.
• XLIII. Munda. March, 46 B.C.
• XLIV. The Man and Soldier
• XLV. Alexander, Hannibal, Cæsar
• XLVI. The Art of War of the Roman Empire
• Appendix A. Casualties in Some Ancient Battles
• Appendix B. Some Ancient Marches
• List of Dates
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Theodoore Dodge is not an aurthor who writes biographies contrary to popular belief, he specifically focuses on the campaigns and military aspects of the careers of those of whom he writes. That being said, i have found him to be the greatest modern day ancient historian when it comes to military matters. A phenominal aurthor. Before i bought this book for my nook i owned and still do five copies of this book. This historian gets extremly in depth when it comes to military aspects and will ommit very large portions in his biogrophries as to the actual life of the person, and turn his focus fully onto the subjects military campaigns. When you are done reading a book written by theodore Dodge you will have extensive knowledge of military terminology and knowing of all the little sorts of details that the ancients had to apply in war. But I cannot stress enough this book is not a biography on ceaseer but rather his military campaigns. an excellent biography on ceaser would be Caeser by phillip freedman.
As a student of Roman hidtory, and of the dictator Gaius Julius Caesar, I was pleased with this new study of him. My thanks for a job well done.