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Commentarii de Bello GallicoThe 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 famou. “In the end it is impossible not to become what others believe you are” ― Julius CaesarI kept jumping back and forth between my Loeb Classics version of The Gallic War and my Penguin Classics version of The Conuest of Gaul Reading Caesar makes me want to go back and learn Latin the Loeb Classics keep seductively singing to me of the benefits of a Latin education Anyway I only meant to start the The Conuest of Gaul today but the compelling narrative of Caesar's Gallic War the record of his battles against Vercingetorix and the other chieftains was just too damn compelling It is hard to underestimate the importance of JC no not THAT JC in terms of military strategy political acumen propagandistic spin and his shrewd combination of prudent warfare and bold action There are certain men who get caught up in history and certain men who make history and Caesar even without his spin sits pretty near the top of the heap with those other Übermensch who make history

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Commentarii de Bello Gallico Summary Æ 5 ↠ 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 figures of European history This new translation reflects the purity of Caesar's Latin while preserving the pace and flow of his momentous narrative of the c. Nothing better represents Caesar's understanding of how to play upon the hopes and joys of man than the fact that he was able to turn a few hundred pages of troop movements into a thoughtful engrossing narrative We read not only Caesar's thoughts and intentions in the work but also gain an invaluable view of Roman politics In his own words Caesar sets the scene for the events which soon overtook the empire and captured the imagination of western literature for thousands of years to comeIf the secret to enjoying Tolkien is skipping all the poetry and troop movements I never thought this reflected poorly on poetry as an art but I must admit I never realized that there was an art to the military memoir to reflect poorly on I shall have to do my best to remedy this though whether there are accounts which eual Caesar's in elegance and focus I remain in doubt

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Onuest of Gaul and the first Roman invasions of Britain and Germany Detailed notes maps a table of dates and glossary make this the most useful edition availab. In his excellent intro to his translation of this text Handford gives the reader a good glimpse of just how exceptional a person Julius Caesar was Incomparable field general adept politician accomplished statesman a very real care for the advancement of Roman civilization improvements for its citizens AND the dude can write No other great general of antiuity has left us his own accounts of his campaigns Handford writes and it is doubtful if any other great general of any age or country has possessed Caesar's literary talent History is certainly written by the victors but at least Julius knows how to keep the reader engaged Military histories aren't for everyone but if you have even a passing interest in the how and why Caesar subdued the middle of the continent this is worth a read Although it doesn't take a lot of imagination to see where Caesar is weaving Roman propoganda 2000 years in the future it doesn't ache to read as it might perusing the current day headlines of a relatable empire Nothing new under the sunVollmann refers many times to this and The Civil Wars in his RUaRD opus reading this provided me some helpful bedrock for continuing my education through those books