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Caesar
     

Caesar

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by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
 

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The Gallic campaigns firmly established Julius Caesar (100 B.C.–44 B.C.) as one of the greatest commanders of all time. After success there, Caesar turned his loyal army back toward Rome. Crossing the Rubicon, he initiated a civil war, marched triumphally to the capital, besieged Pompey at Brundisium, and pacified Spain. With a tiny army he routed Pompey's far

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The Gallic campaigns firmly established Julius Caesar (100 B.C.–44 B.C.) as one of the greatest commanders of all time. After success there, Caesar turned his loyal army back toward Rome. Crossing the Rubicon, he initiated a civil war, marched triumphally to the capital, besieged Pompey at Brundisium, and pacified Spain. With a tiny army he routed Pompey's far larger forces at Pharsalus, pursued him to his death in Egypt, and established Cleopatra on her throne.Though Caesar's Commentaries are among the most exact and picturesque of historical writings, it is only through knowledge of the geography and weaponry of his campaigns that one can properly understand them. In this history, T. A. Dodge, one of the only military historians to have visited every one of the great general's known battlefields, makes full use of other chroniclers and critics and supplements them with his clear, insightful descriptions of the battles. As a fully illustrated and complete military history of one of history's greatest generals, Caesar is unparalleled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819601223
Publisher:
Biblo & Tannen Booksellers & Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1991
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.30(d)

Meet the Author

Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1842–1909) served in the New York volunteer infantry during the Civil War. His books include Alexander, Hannibal, The Campaign of Chancellorsville, A Bird's Eye View of Our Civil War, Gustavus Adolphus, Cesar,and Napoleon (in four volumes).

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Caesar 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Written by a 19th century military historian, who actually visited the sites of many of Ceasars's famous battles, before they were paved over by world wars and modern Europe. Dodge doesn't waste time embellishing the stories with literary color but explores the facts, compared with histories from ancient writers, and discusses the probabilities of the actual events. A must read for military history nuts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Althoug very meticulous in his writing, Theodore Dodge succeeds in bringing to life the military genius of Julius Caesar while providing an immense amount of information. The background information on terrain, men, armour, weapons, tactics and leading figures makes this book a truly useful work, well worth the money and time spent reading it.