The Gallic War: Seven Commentaries on The Gallic War with an Eighth Commentary by Aulus Hirtius [NOOK Book]

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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. This new translation reflects the purity of Caesar's Latin while preserving the pace and flow of his momentous narrative. As well as an introduction and notes, this edition offers maps, a table of dates, and a glossary. - ;The Gallic War, published on the eve of the civil war which led to the end of the Roman Republic, is an...
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The Gallic War: Seven Commentaries on The Gallic War with an Eighth Commentary by Aulus Hirtius

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Overview

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. This new translation reflects the purity of Caesar's Latin while preserving the pace and flow of his momentous narrative. As well as an introduction and notes, this edition offers maps, a table of dates, and a glossary. - ;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. - ;I read Caesar with rather more reverence and respect than one feels in reading human works...the only thing to be said against him is that he speaks too sparingly of himself. - Montaigne
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191605666
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK
  • Publication date: 4/4/1996
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub
  • Sales rank: 209,510
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2002

    De Bello Gallico

    my copy of Caesar´s Gallic War contains EIGHT books (not seven), and you´ll find a very interesting story in the sixth book, chapter 27; read it! McH

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2002

    For the interested or curious amateur

    As in the case of all the Oxford Classics translations, the quality of the introduction and notes in this one, too, make it an excellent introduction to Caesar's life and times and writings for those unfamiliar with him, or with Roman history and warfare generally. Highly recommended by someone who taught the language, the history, and this text for many years. And, for Mr. Harms: Your edition of the DBG has eight books because it includes the text traditionally attributed to one of Caesar's officers, Aulus Hirtius, rather than merely those which Caesar composed or compiled or to which he at least put the finishing touchs.

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