The Gallic War

deJulius Caesar, Dover Thrift EditionsTraduit parH. J. Edwards

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27 octobre 2006|
The Gallic War de Julius Caesar
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The only chronicle by an ancient general of his own campaigns, this historical treasure is also a work of profound literary merit. Julius Caesar's fascinating account of his conquests offers a trove of priceless details about the cultures of Gaul, Germany, and Britain during the First century B.C. -- and of the great man himself.
Despite his extensive background in politics, Caesar expresses himself without hiding behind rhetoric, in an uncluttered, factual style. Vigorous, direct, and eloquent, his accounts resemble memoirs or historical outlines rather than a formal histories. His notes on cultural matters, although secondary to his attention to military affairs, offer the era's most complete picture of the settings and personalities among Celtic and German tribes. This excellent translation offers several helpful features.
Born into a noble family that had fallen from influence, Gaius Julius Caesar secured his future by allying himself early in his life with the popular general and senator, Gaius Marius. Although Caesar's refusal to divorce his wife Cordelia led him to flee Rome for a period, the political and military campaigns he conducted upon his ret...
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Titre :The Gallic War
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :224 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :224 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 po
Publié le :27 octobre 2006
Publié par :Dover Publications
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780486451077

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