Julius Caesar "De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries (The War Commentaries of Julius Caesar: The War in Gaul and The Civil War)' is a collection of war writings by Julius Caesar. Included in this volume are the first hand recollections of one the most important figures in the history of human civilization, Julius Caesar. 'The Gallic War (Books 1-8)' and 'The Civil War (Books 1-3)' as translated by W. A. Macdevitt are included in this volume.
Julius Caesar The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Julius Caesar, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (6MB Version 1)
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Caesar's life and works
* Features the complete works of Caesar, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introductions to the commentaries and other works
* Provides a special dual English and Latin section, allowing readers to compare Caesar’s complete works paragraph by paragraph – ideal for study
* Special campaign maps to complement the text, originally appearing in the Loeb Classical Library editions
* Includes McDevitte’s celebrated translations
* Images of famous paintings and sculptures inspired by Caesar’s life
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections or books you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes Caesar's rare spurious works
* Features two bonus biographies - discover Caesar's ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
THE GALLIC WARS
THE CIVIL WAR
ON THE ALEXANDRINE WAR
ON THE AFRICAN WAR
ON THE HISPANIC WAR
Dual Latin and English Texts
LIST OF DUAL TEXTS
The Latin Texts
LIST OF LATIN TEXTS
THE LIFE OF JULIUS CAESAR by Suetonius
THE HISTORY OF JULIUS CAESAR by Jacob Abbott
Charles River Editors, Julius Caesar & Plutarch Includes:
•Charles River Editors’ original biography of Julius Caesar
•Plutarch’s Life of Caesar
•Caesar’s Complete Works: The Gallic Wars, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War
“I would rather be the first man in a humble village, than the second man in Rome” – Caesar
Possibly the most important man of antiquity, and even all of history, was Julius Caesar. Alexander Hamilton, the famous American patriot, once remarked that “the greatest man who ever lived was Julius Caesar”. Such a tribute, coming from one of the Founding Fathers of the quintessential modern democracy in reference to a man who destroyed the Roman Republic, is testament to the enduring mark that Caesar left upon the world. The ultimate conqueror, statesman, dictator, visionary, and opportunist, during his time in power Caesar expanded the borders of Rome to almost twice their previous size, revolutionized the infrastructure of the Roman state, and destroyed the Roman Republic for good, leaving a line of emperors in its place. His legacy is so strong that his name has become, in many languages, synonymous with power: the Emperors of Austria and Germany bore the title Kaiser, and the Czars of Russia also owe the etymology of their title to Caesar. His name also crept further eastward out of Europe, even cropping up in Hindi and Urdu, where the term for “Emperor” is Kaisar.
Even in his time, Caesar was in many ways larger than life, and because of his legacy as virtual founder of the Roman Empire, much of what was written about – and by – him during his life and immediately after his assassination was politically motivated. His successor, Octavian Augustus, had a strong interest in ensuring that Caesar’s life be painted in a favorable light, while Caesar’s political enemies attempted to paint him as a corrupt, undemocratic dictator who was destroying the old order of the Republic. This makes it exceedingly difficult to separate historical fact from apocryphal interjection, as the writings of Cicero (a rival of Caesar’s) and the later biographies of Suetonius and Plutarch can be misleading. Nonetheless, along with Caesar’s De Bello Gallico, his famous notes on his campaign against the Gauls, they remain our chief sources for Caesar’s life – a life everyone agreed was nothing short of remarkable and changed the course of history forever. The Ultimate Julius Caesar Collection comprehensively covers every aspect of Caesar’s life and career, including his own famous works detailing the history of his military campaigns, an original biography discussing the legends and mystique that have since surrounded his legacy, and Plutarch’s Life of Caesar. The Ultimate Julius Caesar also includes a Table of Contents and pictures of historic art depicting Caesar and other important people, places and events in his life.
Julius Caesar, Jane Gardner & S. Handford Between 58 and 50BC Caesar conquered most of the area now covered by France, Belgium and Switzerland, and twice invaded Britain. This is the record of his campaigns. Caesar's narrative offers insights into his military strategy & paints a fascinating picture of his encounters with the inhabitant of Gaul and Britain, as well as offering lively portraits of a number of key characters such as the rebel leaders and Gallic chieftains. This can also be read as a piece of political propaganda, as Caesar sets down his version of events for the Roman public, knowing that he faces civil war on his return to Rome.
Julius Caesar ìThe War in Gaulî by Julius Caesar, describes exciting events that took place during his war against local armies. This war lasted nine years. It is a book of great historical and geographical value. It is written in a simple and elegant style that enhances the appeal of the narrative.
Julius Caesar 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.
Julius Caesar De Bello Gallico in the original Latin. Gaius Julius Caesar (13 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC), was a Roman military and political leader. He played a critical role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. A politician of the populares tradition, he formed an unofficial triumvirate with Marcus Licinius Crassus and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus which dominated Roman politics for several years, opposed in the Roman Senate by optimates like Marcus Porcius Cato and Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus. His conquest of Gaul extended the Roman world to the North Sea, and he also conducted the first Roman invasion of Britain in 55 BC. The collapse of the triumvirate, however, led to a stand-off with Pompey and the Senate. Leading his legions across the Rubicon, Caesar began a civil war in 49 BC from which he became the master of the Roman world. After assuming control of government, he began extensive reforms of Roman society and government. He was proclaimed "dictator in perpetuity" (dictator perpetuo), and heavily centralised the bureaucracy of the Republic. A group of senators, led by Marcus Junius Brutus, assassinated the dictator on the Ides of March (March 15) in 44 BC, hoping to restore the normal running of the Republic. However, the result was another Roman civil war, which ultimately led to the establishment of a permanent autocracy by Caesar's adopted heir, Gaius Octavianus. In 42 BC, two years after his assassination, the Senate officially sanctified Caesar as one of the Roman deities. Much of Caesar's life is known from his own Commentaries (Commentarii) on his military campaigns, and other contemporary sources such as the letters and speeches of his political rival Cicero, the historical writings of Sallust, and the poetry of Catullus."
Julius Caesar A military leader of legendary genius, Caesar was also a great writer, recording the events of his life with incomparable immediacy and power. The Civil War is a tense and gripping depiction of his struggle with Pompey over the leadership of Republican Rome - a conflict that spanned the entire Roman world, from Gaul and Spain to Asia and Africa. Where Caesar's own account leaves off in 48 BC, his lieutenants take up the history, describing the vital battles of Munda, Spain and Thapsus, and the installation of Cleopatra, later Caesar's mistress, as Queen of Egypt. Together these narratives paint a full picture of the events that brought Caesar supreme power - and paved the way for his assassination only months later.
Julius Caesar, Cicero, Horace, Cato, Isaac Newton & Dante Alighieri The essential collection of texts in Latin:
Bellum Civile, Julius Caesar
Caesar's Commentaries, Books I-IV, Julius Caesar
Liber de Caesaribus, Aurelius Victor
Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Isaac Newton
Strategemata, Sextus Iulius Frontinus
The Hymns of Prudentius
De Agri Cultura, M. Porcius Cato
Odes and Epodes, Horace
Commentarii Institutionum, Gaius
Breviarium ab Urbe Condita, Eutropius
De Vulgari Eloquentia, Dante Alighieri
de Officiis, Cicero