The Gallic War : Seven Commentaries on The Gallic War with an Eighth Commentary by Aulus Hirtius
by Julius Caesar, Carolyn Hammond
Editor: Oxford University Press
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The Gallic War, published on the eve of the civil war that led to the end of the Roman Republic, is an autobiographical account written by one of the most famous figures in European history.On a single level, a simple account of Caesar’s campaigns against the Gauls, Germans and the British, it also serves a deeper purpose, revealing him as a breathtaking captain with flair, courage and perseverance – a man of the people, a man without rivalry.This new translation reflects the purity of Latin Caesar, while preserving the rhythm and flow of its capital city narrates the conquest of Gaul and the first Roman invasions of Great Britain and Germany.The introduction includes a survey of Caesar’s role and reputation for later thought out role and reputation, while detailed notes, maps, a table of dates, and glossary make this the most useful edition available.FOR THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World Classics has provided the widest range of literature from all over the world.Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to study, providing the most accurate text, plus a host of other useful functions, including experts in introductions by major authorities, useful notes to clarify the text, updated bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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