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The Gallic Wars (Rediscovered Books): The Commentaries of C. Julius C?sar on his War in Gaul

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The Gallic Wars (Rediscovered Books): The Commentaries of C. Julius C?sar on his War in Gaul by C. Julius Caesar

Cæsar portrayed his invasion of Gaul as being a defensive pre-emptive action. Most historians agree that the wars were fought primarily to boost Cæsar's political career and to pay off his massive debts. Even so, Gaul was extremely important to Rome, as they had been attacked many times by the Gauls. Conquering Gaul allowed Rome to secure the natural border of the river Rhine. Cæsar painstakingly describes his military campaign, and this is still the most important historical source on the Gaul campaign. It is also a masterwork of political propaganda, as Cæsar was keenly interested in manipulating his readers in Rome as he published this book just as the Roman Civil war began. W. A. Macdevitt's definitive translation, complete with nearly 300 linked footnotes, brings this landmark historic book al

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Pages: 172
Size: 981 KB
Publisher: Rediscovered Books
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781633849396 (DRM-EPUB)

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