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The Conquest of Gaul

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Publisher Comments:

Part of the "Penguin Classics" relaunch.

Synopsis:

Between 58 and 50BC Caesar conquered most of the area now covered by France, Belgium and Switzerland, and twice invaded Britain. This narrative offers insights into his military strength and paints a picture of his encounters with the inhabitants of Gaul and Britain.

Description:

[2nd ed.] / revised with a new introduction by Jane F. Gardner. Bibliography: p. [27]

Table of Contents

The Conquest of Gaul Introduction

1. Roman politics in the late Republic

2. Gaul and its inhabitants

3. The course of the war

4. Caesar the man

5. Caesar as author

6. Preface to second edition

Suggestions for Further Reading

Caesar the Conquest of Gaul

Book I: The Expulsion of Intruders

1. Repulse of the Helvetii (58 B.C.)

2. Expulsion of Ariovistus from Gaul (58 B.C)

Book II: The Conquest of the Belgic Tribes

1. Collapse of the Belgic coalition (57 B.C.)

2. Piecemeal conquest of the Belgic tirbes (57 B.C.)

Book III: The First Rebellion

1. Unsuccessful campaign in the Alps (57 B.C.)

2. The fight on the Atlantic coast (56 B.C.)

3. Victorious campaign in Aquitania (56 B.C.)

4. Indecisive campaign against the Morini (56 B.C.)

Book IV: Invasions of Germany and Britain

1. Massacre of the Usipetes and Tenctheri (55 B.C.)

2. The first crossing of the Rhine (55 B.C.)

3. The first invasion of Britain (55 B.C.)

Book V: The Second Rebellion

1. The second invasion of Britain (54 B.C.)

2. Destruction of Sabinus' army by the Eburones (54 B.C.)

3. Attack by the Nervii on Cicero's winter camp (54 B.C.)

4. Widespread revolts in northern and central Gaul (54-53 B.C.)

Book VI: Operations Near the Rhine

1. The Treveri routed (53 B.C.)

2. The second crossing of the Rhine (53 B.C.)

3. Customs and institutions of the Gauls

4. Customs and institutions of the Germans

5. Devastation of the country of the Eburones (53 B.C.)

Book VII: The Rebellion of Vercingetorix

1. The opening stage (52 B.C.)

2. Siege and capture of Avaricum (52 B.C.)

3. Roman reverse at Gergovia (52 B.C.)

4. Vercingetorix's defeat in open warfare (52 B.C.)

5. Siege and capture of Alesia (52 B.C.)

Book VIII: The Final Rebellion

1. Hirtius' preface

2. Revolts of the Bituriges, Carnutes and Bellovaci (52-51 B.C.)

3. The last encounters; capture of Uxellodunum (51 B.C.)

4. Civil war impends

Notes

Appendices

I. The Text

II. The Roman Army

III. Chronological Outline of the Career of Caesar

Glossary of Persons and Places

Index to Maps

Maps:

1. Northern Gaul

2. Southern Gaul

3. Principal tribes of South-east Britain

4. The siege of Alesia

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140444339
Translator:
Hanford, S. A.
Translator:
Handford, S. A.
Translator:
Handford, S. A.
Translator:
Hanford, S. A.
Author:
Handford, S. A.
Author:
Gardner, Jane P.
Author:
Caesar, Julius
Author:
Gardner, Jane F.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Eng.
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Gaul
Subject:
Military history, Ancient
Subject:
Gaul History 58 B.C.-511 A.D.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Gaul History Gallic Wars, 58-51 B.C.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin classics
Series Volume:
698
Publication Date:
19830231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.82x5.14x.65 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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