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Caesar V2 / Civil War #39

SKU 9780674997035 / Caesar V2 / Civil War #39 (Loeb Classical Library) - Rev. Edition / TR
Author: Caesar V2
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Caesar (C. Iulius, 102 44 BC), statesman and soldier, defied the dictator Sulla; served in the Mithridatic wars and in Spain; entered Roman politics as a democrat against the senatorial government; was the real leader of the coalition with Pompey and Crassus; conquered all Gaul for Rome; attacked Britain twice; was forced into civil war; became master of the Roman world; and achieved wide-reaching reforms until his murder. We have his books of "commentarii" (notes): eight on his wars in Gaul from 58 52 BC, including the two expeditions to Britain in 55 54, and three on the civil war of 49 48. They are records of his own campaigns (with occasional digressions) in vigorous, direct, clear, unemotional style and in the third person, the account of the civil war being somewhat more impassioned.

This edition of the "Civil War" replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition by A. G. Peskett (1914) with new text, translation, introduction, and bibliography. In the Loeb Classical Library edition of Caesar, Volume I is his "Gallic War"; Volume III consists of "Alexandrian War," "African War," and "Spanish War," commonly ascribed to Caesar by our manuscripts but of uncertain authorship."

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