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Title:
The Landmark Julius Caesar : the complete works : Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War : in one volume, with maps, annotations, appendices, and encyclopedic index
Author:
Raaflaub, Kurt A., editor, translator, writer of preface, writer of introduction.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Pantheon Books, [2017]
Physical Description:
xci, 793 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Summary:
"The Landmark Julius Caesar is the definitive edition of the complete works of Julius Caesar, offering an unprecedented view into the life and career of one of the greatest statesmen and military commanders in the ancient world. Between 58 and 50 B.C., Caesar led his army to twice invade Britain and conquer most of the land that is now France, Belgium, and Switzerland. The Gallic War, Caesar's firsthand account of his campaigns, offers a record of his travels and insights into military strategy. It also served another purpose: to present the Roman public with a portrait of Caesar as a compelling, effective leader, which would be a key part of his public image as he fought off his rivals for control of the empire. The Civil War is Caesar's subsequent chronicle of his struggle to rule, from his crossing of the Rubicon in 49 B.C. through the death of his chief rival, Pompey, and the ongoing efforts of Pompey's heirs and followers to remove Caesar from power. Accompanying Caesar's commentaries are three essential additional works, The Alexandrian War, The African War, and The Spanish War, which together provide a comprehensive picture of the far-reaching military conquests that would concentrate unparalleled power and influence in the hands of the Roman dictator. With elegant new translations by Kurt A. Raaflaub, this volume includes detailed annotations, appendices, color maps, and illustrations to place the narratives in their historical and political context. Lively, accessible, and assembled with rigorous scholarship, The Landmark Julius Caesar is an indispensable resource for history buffs and fans of the classics"--
General Note:
Caesar's texts translated from the Latin.
Language:
English
Contents:
Editor's preface / by Kurt A. Raaflaub -- Series editor's preface / by Robert B. Strassler -- Introduction : Caesar's life and works / by Cynthia Damon and Kurt A. Raaflaub -- Summary by book and chapter -- Key to maps and diagrams -- Gallic war 1-8 -- Civil war 1-3 -- Alexandrian war / by unknown author 1 -- African war / by unknown author 2 -- Spanish war / by unknown author 3.
Added Uniform Title:
Bellum Africum. English.

Bellum Hispaniense. English.
ISBN:
9780307377869
Format :
Book