Civil wars / Caesar ; with an English translation by A.G. Peskett.

; Peskett, A. G. (Arthur George), translator
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2014.
ISBN 9780674990432

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
GW: Electronic Book
Standard Title De bello civili. English & Latin
Other Authors Peskett, A. G.
Subjects Generals
Heads of state
Latin language
Latin literature
Rome (Empire)
Rome -- History -- Civil War, 49-45 B.C.
Series Loeb Classical Library ; 39.
Description 1 online resource : 6 maps
data file rda
Copyright Date 2014.
Notes Includes bibliography and index.
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages.
Summary In his Gallic War and Civil Wars Caesar (100-44 BCE) provided vigorous, direct, clear, third-personal, and largely unemotional records of his own campaigns. Caesar (C. Iulius, 102-44 BCE), statesman and soldier, defied the dictator Sulla; served in the Mithridatic wars and in Spain; pushed his way in 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, 58-52 BC, including the two expeditions to Britain 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. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Caesar is in three volumes. Volume I is his Gallic War. The Alexandrian War, the African War and the Spanish War, commonly ascribed to Caesar by our manuscripts but of uncertain authorship, are collected in Volume III.
System Requirements Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Source Description Description based on print version record.
Network Numbers (MaCbHUP)hup0000139
WorldCat Identities Caesar, Julius,
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