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The Conquest of Gaul
     

The Conquest of Gaul

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by Julius Caesar
 

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Between 58 and 50BC Caesar conquered most of the area now covered by France, Belgium and Switzerland, and twice invaded Britain. This is the record of his campaigns.

Caesar's narrative offers insights into his military strategy & paints a fascinating picture of his encounters with the inhabitant of Gaul and Britain, as well as offering lively portraits of a

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Between 58 and 50BC Caesar conquered most of the area now covered by France, Belgium and Switzerland, and twice invaded Britain. This is the record of his campaigns.

Caesar's narrative offers insights into his military strategy & paints a fascinating picture of his encounters with the inhabitant of Gaul and Britain, as well as offering lively portraits of a number of key characters such as the rebel leaders and Gallic chieftains. This can also be read as a piece of political propaganda, as Caesar sets down his version of events for the Roman public, knowing that he faces civil war on his return to Rome.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141904146
Publisher:
Penguin UK
Publication date:
12/09/1982
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
822,857
File size:
987 KB

Meet the Author

Gaius Julius Caesar was born in 100 BC into an ancient patrician family. Much of his life was spent on military campaigns, & he returned to govern Rome as dictator. His dictatorship was declared perpetual in 44 BC, but his many bitter enemies hatched a conspiracy & assasinated him later that year. S. Handford translated a number of authors for Penguin, including Sallust and Aesop.

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The Conquest of Gaul 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good representation of a writing that we wish we had more of. This book should be excellent reading for anyone interested in Celtic, Roman, or military history. Read between the lines and one is left with as close to historically accurate representation of life for the Roman and Celtic peoples. This is a must read for any student or interested party in ancient history!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The English is perfectly understandable. This book is expertly organized and easy to navigate.
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