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Julius Caesar

Autor(a) de The Conquest of Gaul

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About the Author

Born into a noble family that had fallen from influence, Gaius Julius Caesar secured his future by allying himself early in his life with the popular general and senator, Gaius Marius. Although Caesar's refusal to divorce his wife Cordelia led him to flee Rome for a period, the political and mostrar mais military campaigns he conducted upon his return both renewed and increased his prominence. With Senators Crassus and Pompey, he formed the First Triumvirate in 60 and 59 B.C., and for the next 10 years served as governor of several Roman provinces. His decision to assume the position of Roman consul led to war, to an encounter in Egypt with Cleopatra, and ultimately to his position as dictator of Rome. His increasing popularity and power, brought about by the numerous reforms he initiated, led to his assassination by a group of conspirators who feared he would try to make himself king. Caesar left posterity his accounts of his campaigns in Gaul (modern France) and against his rival Pompey. Although the campaigns were self-serving in the extreme, they nevertheless provide an immensely valuable historical source for the last years of the Republic. His works mirror his character. He was an individual of outstanding genius and versatility: a brilliant soldier, a stylist whose lucidity reflects his clarity of vision, an inspiring leader, and a personality of hypnotically attractive charm. But the verdict of antiquity rests upon his single, altogether Roman, flaw-he could not bear to be the second man in the state. To preserve his position, he made war on his political enemies and brought down the Republic. Then, as he was incapable of restoring the republican regime, which had furnished his political contemporaries with a sense of freedom, power, and self-respect, he was stabbed to death by his own friends. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Julius Caesar

The Conquest of Gaul (0044) — Autor — 4,312 exemplares
War Commentaries of Caesar (0050) 485 exemplares
The Civil War [in translation] (0045) 329 exemplares
De bello Gallico [in Latin] (1886) — Autor — 314 exemplares
Civil Wars [bilingual Latin English] (1914) — Autor — 255 exemplares
The Gallic War, and other writings (1957) 153 exemplares
Der Gallische Krieg (1996) — Autor — 66 exemplares
De bello Gallico [bilingual Latin German] (2010) — Autor — 54 exemplares
Opera omnia (1993) 31 exemplares
The works of Julius Caesar (1957) 25 exemplares
Caesar's Gallic War (1903) 25 exemplares
Caesar: Gallic War V (Bk. 5) (1991) 19 exemplares
The civil war book 3 (1993) 16 exemplares
Boy who dreams (2012) 12 exemplares
De bello Gallico liber tertius (2004) 10 exemplares
De Bello Gallico Book VII (1959) 8 exemplares
Julius Caesar: Complete Works (2014) 7 exemplares
Caesar Gallic War IV 7 exemplares
Opera omnia. Vol. 2 (2007) 5 exemplares
Opera Omnia vol. 1 (2007) 5 exemplares
ガリア戦記 (岩波文庫) (1964) 5 exemplares
La Guerra Civile libro III (2012) 5 exemplares
Complete Works of Julius Caesar (2012) 5 exemplares
De bello Gallico: antologia (1999) 4 exemplares
Commentarii 4 exemplares
De bello Gallico / Der Gallische Krieg (2010) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Guerre civile t.I (liv.1-2) (1936) 4 exemplares
César (1997) 4 exemplares
Sämtliche Werke. (2004) 4 exemplares
War in Alexandria (Caesar) (1988) 4 exemplares
Civil War, Book I 3 exemplares
Guerre des Gaules 3 exemplares
Guerre d'Alexandrie (1954) 3 exemplares
Opera omnia. Vol. 2 2 exemplares
Opere (1973) 2 exemplares
Opera omnia. Vol. 1 2 exemplares
GUERRA DE LES GAL.LIES. II (1975) 2 exemplares
Caesar Gallic War Books I-II (1914) 2 exemplares
Caesar's Helvetian War (1926) 2 exemplares
Tout César (2020) 2 exemplares
GUERRA GALICA (1994) 2 exemplares
Veldtocht in Gallië (1959) 2 exemplares
The Civil War 2 exemplares
La guerra gallica 2 exemplares
Caesar (1832) 2 exemplares
Corpus Caesarianum (2003) 2 exemplares
A polgárháború (2003) 2 exemplares
Opere. Testo latino a fronte (2008) 2 exemplares
The Alexandrian War (2015) 2 exemplares
Gallic War VII 1 exemplar
asterix 1 exemplar
GUERRA CIVIL II (BILINGUE) (1990) 1 exemplar
GUERRA DE LAS GALIAS LIBRO I (1973) 1 exemplar
CICLO DA LUA 1 exemplar
El abogado en casa 1 exemplar
La catedral 1 exemplar
Vercingétorix de César (1994) 1 exemplar
Caesars Commentary 1 exemplar
De bello civili (2014) 1 exemplar
Civil War: 50-48 BC (1994) 1 exemplar
Cs̆ars Gallerkrig 1 exemplar
César in Context 1 exemplar
COMENTARIOS 1 exemplar
O que é justiça 1 exemplar
Quae extant. 1 exemplar
Guerre des Gaules (extraits) (1946) 1 exemplar
Sierra grande (2016) 1 exemplar
Caesar: Der Gallische Krieg (1992) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Der gallische Krieg. (1996) — Autor — 1 exemplar
The Civil War 1 exemplar
Zápisky o vojne v Galii (2008) 1 exemplar
Guerre d'Afrique 1 exemplar
De Bello Gallico, Book 3... (2011) 1 exemplar
The Spanish Wars (2016) 1 exemplar
Bellum Hispaniense 1 exemplar
Bellum Britannicum 1 exemplar
Caesar 1 exemplar
Julius Caesar The Gallic Wars Marbled Slipcase (1955) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Gallic War Book I 1 exemplar
Le Guerre 1 exemplar
The African Wars (2016) 1 exemplar
The Hispanic War 1 exemplar
Moji ratovi (2013) 1 exemplar
Guerre d'Espagne (1999) 1 exemplar
Julius Caesar Çizgi (2010) 1 exemplar
Le guerre (2010) 1 exemplar
Cæsars Gallerkrig 1 exemplar
Válečné paměti 1 exemplar
The Civil War, E1 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of War (1999) — Contribuidor — 452 exemplares
Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time (1942) — Contribuidor — 289 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of True War Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Roman Readings (1958) 67 exemplares
Springs of Roman Wisdom (1975) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Modern School Classics : Selections from five Roman authors (1942) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Caesar’s Gallic War (1904)algumas edições11 exemplares
Latijns leesboek [I. Hoofdwerk] (1920) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Iulius Caesar, Caius
Outros nomes
Julius Caesar, Gaius
Roman Republic
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
Subura, Rome
Local de falecimento
Curia of Pompey, Rome
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Rome, Italy



Julius Caesar em Ancient History (Fevereiro 2013)


Though probably not from the fair hand of the great man himself, but compiled by his military secretary, this is a clear and iconic military campaign book, probably earlier than any other roman military treatise.
DinadansFriend | 46 outras críticas | Mar 26, 2024 |
There’s much to value in Julius Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War; it is lucidly and elegantly written, and Caesar’s august style makes it a rare reading experience. Being (at least in part) intended as source material for others, the narrative is straightforward and transparent, and there’s not a word too many. This is easily the best account of a military campaign I have ever read. The detailed descriptions of battle tactics, siegeworks, troop movements (on both sides), logistics, etc, gives an unique view of the different battles as well as the practical (and psychological) mechanisms of ancient warfare. Except for the occasional depreciating remark about Gauls in general, I was little bothered about the purported propaganda aspect of this work, also because it clearly shows what a formidable foe the combined forces of the Gallic tribes actually were. At the outset, I didn't expect to like it as much as I actually did, but I come out of this with a newfound respect for both the military commander and the author, as well as the man, Gaius Julius Caesar.
I read the excellent translation by S. A. Handford, revised and with a new introduction by J. F. Gardner; much of the introduction is however rather jumbled and stands in stark contrast to Caesar’s own clear and well-organized account. The maps are good and invaluable for being able to follow the troop movements throughout Gaul.

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saltr | 46 outras críticas | Feb 15, 2023 |
This is the first book I've read by Cesar and I have to say it was a good read. The concept is interesting and well researched, the characters believable and consistent, and the writing is of a good standard (with one or two points which are made below). All in all I thought it a book I would recommend to anyone who enjoys reads to think about and take your time over. It's long (perhaps a little too long?) but it is filled with interesting moments and character interactions which keep you engaged e.g. Jordan's relationship with Louise, the bullying by Clemo, the dreams he has and what they mean, how he deals with tragedy etc, etc
I felt the book could benefit from an edit. The reason for this is the use of Irish vernacular in the narrative e.g. words such as 'seen' are used instead of 'saw' and 'done' instead of 'did'. I think when read by a wider audience this may be an issue. However, as stated, an enjoyable read which you should try for yourselves. Cesar has definite qualities which will appeal to readers.
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MJWebb | 1 outra crítica | Sep 22, 2022 |
Cayo Julio César, que es uno de los tres más grandes capitanesde la Historia con Alejandro Magno y con Napoleón, es también unode los tres más considerables historiadores latinos, con Cayo CrispoSalustio y con Tito Livio, formando el ejemplar triunvirato del períodoclásico por excelencia, período verdaderamente «áureo» de las letraslatinas. Y Julio César es todo esto, tiene tal significación,precisamente como historiador de sí mismo, narrador de sus propiashazañas guerreras y de su política.Había en él, además de un excepcional militar y un no menosextraordinario estadista y gobernante, un admirable literato, másplural o polifacético de lo que, por lo común, suele saberse; unliterato al que, por haberse perdido varias de sus obras ajenas algénero histórico, no podemos juzgar en su integridad y de mododirecto, pero sin duda no muy inferior al historiador en el cultivo deotras manifestaciones literarias, distintas a lo histórico; un literato, enfin, autor del poema El viaje, de la tragedia Edipo y de otrascreaciones poéticas, del Anti-Catón, de una astronomía De astris y deun tratado acerca de los augures y los auspicios.Con todo, le bastan sus obras de carácter histórico, sobre lahistoria que él mismo vivió e hizo, protagonizándola, para que lejuzguemos conforme se dice al principio de estas líneas; obrasevidentemente originales, redactadas sin asistencia de personaalguna, en las que, lejos de imitar, se haría digno de imitación,afirmando notables cualidades y condiciones de historiador, demaestro de la historia narrativa. Sobrio y preciso, claro y metódico,brillante y colorista sin alardes, de acuerdo con la austeridad y laseveridad propias del género en sus más dignas concepciones..., asíes Julio César, historiador de sí mismo.… (mais)
Natt90 | 46 outras críticas | Jun 29, 2022 |



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