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Among the most durable and engaging texts in world literature, Julius Caesar's Conquest of Gaul tells how he and his legions conquered much of modern France in less than a decade (58-51 BCE), despite determined resistance. Perhaps the most famous Roman ever, Gaius Julius Caesar created a legacy which has resonated, for good or ill, throughout Western culture. Architect of an imperial system, eponymous sponsor of a reformed calendar system, orator second only to Cicero, conqueror of Gaul: Surely those accomplishments in the diverse fields of politics, applied mathematics, rhetoric, and military science would justify his eminence. Nevertheless, the high literary quality and historical value of this seemingly modest account match its exciting story of diplomatic maneuverings, shifting alliances, and military actions; the final chapters culminate in the revolt of the united Gallic tribes under Vercingetorix, France's first national hero, and are as compelling as any contemporary spy thriller.

About the Author

Julius Caesar was born in 100 BCE to a distinguished, although not politically prominent, patrician family. During his praetorship (62 BCE) and consulship (59 BCE) Caesar espoused positions and causes which excited great passion. He generated the military forces and political clout which made him, first, a conqueror of the territory from Northern Italy to the far side of the English Channel, then a contender for world dominion in 49 BCE.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760768952
Publisher:
Barnes and Noble
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Author:
Caesar, Julius
Author:
Walker, Cheryl
Author:
Long, F. P.
Author:
Caesar
Subject:
HISTORY - WORLD HIST TRD PB
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Barnes and Noble Library of Essential Reading
Publication Date:
20050716
Binding:
Paperback
Illustrations:
maps
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Greek and Roman
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Latin » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
History and Social Science » World History » Classical
History and Social Science » World History » General

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