Caesar's Commentaries - The War In Gaul And The Civil War

Caesar's Commentaries - The War In Gaul And The Civil War

by Julius Caesar
     
 

Gaius Julius Caesar (100 BC-44 BC), was a Roman military and political leader. He played a critical role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. A politician of the populares tradition, he formed an unofficial triumvirate with Marcus Licinius Crassus and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus which dominated Roman politics for several years, opposed in the…  See more details below

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Gaius Julius Caesar (100 BC-44 BC), was a Roman military and political leader. He played a critical role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. A politician of the populares tradition, he formed an unofficial triumvirate with Marcus Licinius Crassus and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus which dominated Roman politics for several years, opposed in the Roman Senate by optimates like Marcus Porcius Cato and Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus. His conquest of Gaul extended the Roman world all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, and he also conducted the first Roman invasion of Britain in 55 BC; the collapse of the triumvirate, however, led to a stand-off with Pompey and the Senate. Leading his legions across the Rubicon, Caesar began a civil war in 49 BC from which he became the undisputed master of the Roman world. Much of Caesar's life is known from his own Commentaries (Commentarii) on his military campaigns, and other contemporary sources such as the letters and speeches of his political rival Cicero, the historical writings of Sallust, and the poetry of Catullus.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409931614
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
06/05/2009
Pages:
386
Sales rank:
486,600
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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