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The Conquest of Gaul
     

The Conquest of Gaul

by S. A. Hanford, S. A. Handford (Translator)
 
The earliest eye-witness account of Britain and its inhabitants appears in these famous memoirs.

Betweeen 58 and 50 BC Julius Caesar not only conquered almost the whole of modern France, Belgium and Switzerland, with parts of Holland and Germany, but also invaded Britain twice. It was partly as a piece of personal propaganda that he recorded his campaigns

Overview

The earliest eye-witness account of Britain and its inhabitants appears in these famous memoirs.

Betweeen 58 and 50 BC Julius Caesar not only conquered almost the whole of modern France, Belgium and Switzerland, with parts of Holland and Germany, but also invaded Britain twice. It was partly as a piece of personal propaganda that he recorded his campaigns against the various Gallic tribes in Latin; nevertheless these simple, direct and lucid texts are a unique direct source on Gaul in that period and also the only narrative actually written by a great general of antiquity about his own campaigns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140440218
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1951
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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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