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Bellum Gallicum Caius Iulius Caesar

Bellum Gallicum

Caius Iulius Caesar

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Caesar (C. Iulius, 102-44), statesman & soldier, defied the dictator Sulla- served in the Mithridatic wars & in Spain- pushed his way in Roman politics as a democrat against the senatorial government- was the real leader of the coalitionMoreCaesar (C. Iulius, 102-44), statesman & soldier, defied the dictator Sulla- served in the Mithridatic wars & in Spain- pushed his way in Roman politics as a democrat against the senatorial government- was the real leader of the coalition with Pompey & Crassus- conquered all Gaul for Rome- attacked Britain twice- was forced into civil war- became master of the Roman world & achieved wide-reaching reforms until his murder. We have his books of Commentarii (notes): 8 on his wars in Gaul, 58-52, including the two expeditions to Britain 55-54 & 3 on the civil war of 49-48. Theyre records of his own campaigns (with occasional digressions) in vigorous, direct, clear, unemotional style in 3rd person, the account of the civil war being somewhat more impassioned. There is scant rhetoric.The Loeb Classical Library edition of Caesar is in 3 volumes. Volume 2 is his Civil Wars. The Alexandrian War, the African War & the Spanish War, commonly ascribed to Caesar by our manuscripts but of uncertain authorship, are collected in Volume 3.