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  • Paperback
  • Commentarii de Bello Gallico
  • Gaius Julius Caesar
  • 17 October 2018
  • 9781361575338

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  1. says:

    This is what I was brought to by a childhood of reading Asterix.Unlike Asterix the injuries aren t restricted to black eyes and broken bones, nor is there a big feast at the end The warfare is savage, and at the end Caesar tumbles into The Civil War that ends the Roman republic.The fighting is savage on both sides One of the Gaulish leaders, Vercingetorix, has the ears cut off or an eye gouged out of his own soldiers even for a minor fault p157 , Roman civilians are massacred on occasion while Caesar in his own account records the extermination of substantial proportions of entire peoples, sells the populations of captured towns in to slavery and in a moment of mercy has a hand of every man captured in one of his last campaigns chopped off to serve as a visual aid to clarify the folly of resisting Rome to the unenlightened Though of course he could have been exaggerating to impress the people back home.Part of the reason for the savagery is logistics Tens of thousands of men roaming round Gaul needed food and fodder It seems that an ad hoc supply network was created p.174 and p.183 to meet Roman needs but in addition the soldiers regularly gathered in crops whenever they could and occasionally cattle Vercingetorix, who led the big campaign against Caesar that involved most of the peoples of Gaul, is reported as realising this and advised that they should carry out a scorched earth defence, abandoning all towns that couldn t be defended ...


  2. says:

    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 Conquest 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 Conquest 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 ...


  3. says:

    Addition The library just purchased the newly published Landmark edition, so I requested it to verify that it is as outstanding as the other volumes in the Landmark series Definitely yes In short, do not accept any substitutes This volume includes Caesar s Gallic War and Civil War, as well as all or parts of three relevant works by unknown authors the Alexandrian War, the African War, and the Spanish War Also an excellent and substantial introduction that provides a solid biography, the historical and political context of each work, a critical analysis of its literary purpose and value, and an assessment of reliability In addition there are the Landmark signature features a massive number of notes often half or of a page , a one line summary of the content of every book and chapter up front, running marginal and page top guides, maps, illustrations, a 25 page biographical Who s Who in Caesar, a section of thumbnail biographies of ancient authors, a glossary, an 80 page index, a gazetteer for the maps, and two brief appendices on Roman calendars dates time and on the military I plan on saving up for this because I listened originally Still, I think listening is als...


  4. says:

    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 come.If 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 ne...


  5. says:

    C sar es obligado en contra de su forma de ser a llevarlo al suplicio ante la enorme afluencia de soldados, quienes le echaban en cara todos los peligros y p rdidas sufridas por la guerra , de manera que su cuerpo azotado hasta la muerte fue decapitado por el hacha Me encant haber podido leer esta obra que tambi n no s cu ntas veces lo he dicho conoc por Rojo y Negro Julio C sar, el romano m s famoso de la historia, cuenta en un estilo directo, conciso y extraordinario la campa a contra la Galia, territorio correspondiente casi de la actual Francia, B lgica, Holanda, Suiza y algo de Alemania, un territorio considerado ocupado por b rbaros y que fue sometido por Roma Entre las cosas por las que me gust fue que C sar habla de los territorios actuales de Francia pero de hace miles de a os donde el r o Sena se llamaba S cuana, se habla por primera vez de los parisios derivaci n posterior de parisinos y de muchos lugares franceses a los cuales yo les tengo aprecio El leer por la pluma de C sar de estos territorios y transportarse a las acciones legendarias de esa poca por los romanos y galos fue para m una experiencia sensacional.Estos comentarios a la Guerra de las Galias tiene un af n publicitario probablemente para el mismo C sar, el cual no muy despu s emprender la guerra civil contra Pompeyo, pero el legado para la humanidad, el estilo de lat n tan depurado y las acciones que narra hacen olvidar ese...


  6. says:

    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 antiquity 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 ...


  7. says:

    Not only was Caesar a master self promoter and consummate politician, but he could wield the pen with a stylistic flourish The Gallic Wars hums along in double time, marching the reader through the entire lengthy invasion and pacification campaign of non Narbonensis Gaul Really, Caesar offers it all a foretaste of the Caesarian Cycle in the story of the migratory horde of the Helvetii and their fiercely contested clash with the Roman will, resulting in a thorough Julian chastisement then a perfect antagonist in the Teutonic, forest limned arrogance of the Suebi chieftain Ariovistus and his sanguinary Germanic warriors the can t be improved upon anecdote of Caesar s masterful pre battle speech lauding the mighty Tenth Legion and then rip roaring carnage and slaughter, with the inevitable save once only climax of Caesar emerging victorious over a humbled, devastated enemy As the ambitious Roman proconsul mows down the Gallic opposition subduing the ferocious and bellicose Belgae,...


  8. says:

    Having taken three years of high school Latin, fifty years later, a couple of years ago, I decided to relearn my Latin and begin reading works of classical antiquity in their original languages I ve not yet made it to learning Greek, but the Latin is progressing Most students of Latin will recall having read Caesar s The Gallic War as their first literary work I found that what I read then was both abbreviated and heavily edited Now I ve read the work in its entirety, and it has been great fun Caesar s style is straightforward and uses clear and generally simple syntax, and that it why it is often a good starting point for students It is also historically fascinating and provides a clear account of the events leading up to the Civil War, if admittedly from Caesar s own perspective Reading the work in the Loeb Classical Library edition was wise, since the English translation on the facing page made ...


  9. says:

    Sublimely lucid and rich in detail without going off on tangents.


  10. says:

    I think this book is worth reading and pondering since it s written by one of the famous Roman generals and statesmen in Latin Long time ago I first read his decisive quote, I came, I saw, I conquered Veni, vidi, vici somewhere with awe and wondered who said this and why We can still read about him in innumerable biographies nowadays even though he lived 2,000 years ago From this book, I think Julius Caesar was a leader of genius due to his wit, character and leadership Some excerpts Nevertheless, Caesar made active preparations for an expedition to Britain, because he knew that in almost all the Gallic campaigns the Gauls had received reinforcements from the Britons Even if there was not time for a campaign that season, he thought it would be of great advantage to him merely to visit the island, to see what its inhabitants were like, and to make himself acquainted with the lie of the land, the harbours, and the landing places p 119 He saw with astonishment the towers, sappers huts, and earthworks constructed by the Gauls, and, when Cicero s legion was paraded, found that not one man in ten remained unwounded H...

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