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The Civil War is Julius Caesar's personal account of his war with Pompey the Great-the war which destroyed the five hundred-year old Roman Republic. Caesar the victor became Caesar the dictator. In three short books, Caesar describes how, in order to defend his dignitas ("honour"), and the libertas ("freedom") of both himself and the Roman people, he marched on Rome, and defeated the forces of Pompey and the Senate in Italy, Spain, and Greece. Caesar's "commentaries," written in famously simple prose, with the distinctive use of the third person, offer a unique opportunity to read the victor's version of events.

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The Civil War is Caesar's masterly account of the celebrated war between himself and his great rival Pompey, from the crossing of the Rubicon in January 49 B.C. to Pompey's death and the start of the Alexandrian War in the autumn of the following year. His unfinished account of the continuing

struggle with Pompey's heirs and followers is completed by the three anonymous accounts of the Alexandrian, African, and Spanish Wars, which bring the story down to within a year of Caesar's assassination in March 44 B.C. This generously annotated edition places the war in context and enables the

reader to grasp it both in detail and as a whole.

About the Author

Gaius Julius Caesar was born on 13 July 100 BC. His family, the Julii, claimed descent from the ancient kings of Rome, and from the goddess Venus. Caesar rapidly carved out an impressive political career, forging an alliance with Pompey and Crassus in 60 BC. The Civil War is Caesar's attempt at an explanation of the war that changed the Roman world.

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ISBN:
9780760768945
Author:
Caesar, Julius
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Author:
Prag, Jonathan
Author:
Long, F. P.
Author:
Caesar
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
HISTORY - WORLD HIST TRD PB
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Publication Date:
20050722
Binding:
Paperback
Illustrations:
11 maps
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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

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"Synopsis" by , The Civil War is Caesar's masterly account of the celebrated war between himself and his great rival Pompey, from the crossing of the Rubicon in January 49 B.C. to Pompey's death and the start of the Alexandrian War in the autumn of the following year. His unfinished account of the continuing

struggle with Pompey's heirs and followers is completed by the three anonymous accounts of the Alexandrian, African, and Spanish Wars, which bring the story down to within a year of Caesar's assassination in March 44 B.C. This generously annotated edition places the war in context and enables the

reader to grasp it both in detail and as a whole.

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