The Gallic War (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)

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By Julius Caesar, H. J. Edwards (Translator)
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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780486451077
ISBN-10: 0486451070
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: October 27th, 2006
Pages: 198
Language: English
Series: Dover Thrift Editions