The Conquest of Gaul

Author: Gaius Julius Caesar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gaul

Page: 283

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The Conquest of Gaul

Author: Julius Caesar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101160470

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 6775

The enemy were overpowered and took to flight. The Romans pursued as far as their strength enabled them to run' Between 58 and 50 BC Julius Caesar conquered most of the area now covered by France, Belgium and Switzerland, and invaded Britain twice, and The Conquest of Gaul is his record of these campaigns. Caesar’s narrative offers insights into his military strategy and paints a fascinating picture of his encounters with the inhabitants of Gaul and Britain, as well as lively portraits of the rebel leader Vercingetorix and other Gallic chieftains. The Conquest of Gaulcan also be read as a piece of political propaganda, as Caesar sets down his version of events for the Roman public, knowing he faces civil war on his return to Rome. Revised and updated by Jane Gardner, S. A. Handford’s translation brings Caesar’s lucid and exciting account to life for modern readers. This volume includes a glossary of persons and places, maps, appendices and suggestions for further reading.
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The Gallic War

Author: Julius Caesar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gaul

Page: 619

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Caesar's Gallic Wars

58–50 BC

Author: Kate Gilliver

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472809890

Category: History

Page: 96

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Julius Caesar was one of the most ambitious and successful politicians of the late Roman Republic and his short but bloody conquest of the Celtic tribes led to the establishment of the Roman province of Gaul (modern France). Caesar's commentaries on his Gallic Wars provide us with the most detailed surviving eye-witness account of a campaign from antiquity. Kate Gilliver makes use of this account and other surviving evidence to consider the importance of the Gallic Wars in the context of the collapse of the Roman Republic and its slide toward civil war.
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Caesar's Footprints: A Cultural Excursion to Ancient France: Journeys Through Roman Gaul

Author: Bijan Omrani

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 168177612X

Category: History

Page: 416

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An intellectual adventure through ancient France revealing how Caesar’s conquest of Gaul changed the course of French culture, forever transforming modern Europe. Julius Caesar's conquests in Gaul in the 50s BC were bloody, but the cultural revolution they brought in their wake forever transformed the ancient Celtic culture of that country. After Caesar, the Gauls exchanged their tribal quarrels for Roman values and acquired the paraphernalia of civilized urban life. The Romans also left behind a legacy of language, literature, law, government, religion, architecture, and industry. Each chapter of Caesar's Footprints is dedicated to a specific journey of exploration through Roman Gaul. From the amphitheatres of Arles and Nîmes to the battlefield of Châlons (where Flavius Aetius defeated Attila the Hun) Bijan Omani—an exciting and authoritative new voice in Roman history—explores archaeological sites, artifacts, and landscapes to reveal how the imprint of Roman culture shaped Celtic France—and thereby helped to create modern Europe.
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Becoming Roman

The Origins of Provincial Civilization in Gaul

Author: Greg Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521789820

Category: History

Page: 316

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A study of the complete transformation of the provinces of the early Roman empire, when all levels of society and all aspects of life were radically altered. Woolf repudiates traditional theories of `Romanization' and argues that each region remained unique. His study discusses the nature of Roman imperialism and notions of civilisation and the culture and society of pre-Roman Gaul. This study on the contrast between Iron Age and Roman Gaul focuses largely on the themes of urbanism and religion and draws heavily on recent archaeological research.
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Roman Conquests

Gaul

Author: Michael M. Sage

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9781848841444

Category: History

Page: 188

View: 8825

This latest volume in the Roman Conquests: series deals with some of the best known Roman campaigns of all. Indeed, due to the involvement of Julius Caesar and the commentaries he wrote upon them, these are some of the most studied of any ancient campaigns. Before Caesar, however, Rome had already established a foothold across the Alps in Gaul (the Province, modern Provence) and Michael M Sage starts with these early acquisitions which were largely reactive and defensive. The Gauls were one of the great warrior societies of ancient Europe and some of Rome's heaviest defeats were suffered here at the end of the second century BC. This context makes all the more remarkable the dazzling success of the audacious campaigns, just half a century later, by which Caesar rapidly completed the initial conquest of the rest of Gaul. The subsequent revolts that soon occurred, culminating in the great unified rising under Vercingetorix, are also covered in detail, with the epic siege of Alesia as the dramatic climax. Michael Sage narrates and analyses all these campaigns, showing how the Roman war machine was able ultimately able to overcome vastly superior numbers of Celtic warriors to extend Rome's rule from the Mediterranean to the English Channel.
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Caesar in Gaul and Rome

War in Words

Author: Andrew M. Riggsby

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292774516

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

View: 5878

Anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with Latin knows "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres" ("All Gaul is divided into three parts"), the opening line of De Bello Gallico, Julius Caesar's famous commentary on his campaigns against the Gauls in the 50s BC. But what did Caesar intend to accomplish by writing and publishing his commentaries, how did he go about it, and what potentially unforeseen consequences did his writing have? These are the questions that Andrew Riggsby pursues in this fresh interpretation of one of the masterworks of Latin prose. Riggsby uses contemporary literary methods to examine the historical impact that the commentaries had on the Roman reading public. In the first part of his study, Riggsby considers how Caesar defined Roman identity and its relationship to non-Roman others. He shows how Caesar opens up a possible vision of the political future in which the distinction between Roman and non-Roman becomes less important because of their joint submission to a Caesar-like leader. In the second part, Riggsby analyzes Caesar's political self-fashioning and the potential effects of his writing and publishing the Gallic War. He reveals how Caesar presents himself as a subtly new kind of Roman general who deserves credit not only for his own virtues, but for those of his soldiers as well. Riggsby uses case studies of key topics (spatial representation, ethnography, virtus and technology, genre, and the just war), augmented by more synthetic discussions that bring in evidence from other Roman and Greek texts, to offer a broad picture of the themes of national identity and Caesar's self-presentation.
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The Gallic War

Author: Julius Caesar

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486451070

Category: History

Page: 198

View: 9951

The only chronicle by an ancient general of his own campaigns, this eloquent history offers priceless details about Gaul, Germany, and Britain during the 1st century B.C. Includes 6 maps, 7 figures.
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War Commentaries of Caesar

Author: Julius Caesar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780848803445

Category:

Page: N.A

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A History of France

From the Conquest of Gaul by Julius Ceasar Continued to the End of the Year 1861 ; with Conversations at the End of Each Chapter

Author: Mrs. Markham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: France

Page: 541

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Seven Commentaries on the Gallic War

Author: Julius Caesar

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192835826

Category: History

Page: 260

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The Gallic War, published on the eve of the civil war which led to the end of the Roman Republic, is an autobiographical account written by one of the most famous figures of European history. On one level a straightforward narrative of the campaigns Caesar fought against the Gauls, Germans and Britons, it also serves a deeper political purpose, revealing him as a commander of breathtaking flair, courage and persistence - a man of the people, a man without rival. This new translationreflects the purity of Caesar's Latin while preserving the pace and flow of his momentous narrative of the conquest of Gaul and the first Roman invasions of Britain and Germany. The introduction includes a survey of Caesar's role and reputation in later thought, while detailed notes, maps, a table of dates, and glossary make this the most useful edition available.
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Alesia 52 BC

The final struggle for Gaul

Author: Nic Fields

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 178200923X

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 6363

In 52 BC Caesar's continued strategy of annihilation had engendered a spirit of desperation, which detonated into a revolt of Gallic tribes under the leadership of the charismatic young Arvernian noble Vercingetorix. Major engagements were fought at Noviodunum, Avaricum, and Gergovia, with the last action being the most serious reverse that Caesar faced in the whole of the Gallic War. However, Vercingetorix soon realized that he was unable to match the Romans in pitched battle. Taking advantage of the tribesmen's superior knowledge of their home territory, Vercingetorix began a canny policy of small war and defensive manoeuvres, which gravely hampered Caesar's movements by cutting off his supplies. For Caesar it was to be a grim summertime ? his whole Gallic enterprise faced disaster. In the event, by brilliant leadership, force of arms, and occasionally sheer luck, Caesar succeeded in stamping out the revolt in a long and brutal action culminating in the siege of Alesia. Vercingetorix finally surrendered and Alesia was to be the last significant resistance to the Roman will. Never again would a Gallic warlord independent of Rome hold sway over the Celts of Gaul.
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Marius' Mules I

The Invasion of Gaul

Author: S. J. A. Turney

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781484136805

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 1979

It is 58 B.C. and the mighty Tenth Legion, camped in Northern Italy, prepares for the arrival of the most notorious general in Roman history: Julius Caesar. Marcus Falerius Fronto, commander of the Tenth is a career soldier and long-time companion of Caesar's. Despite his desire for the simplicity of the military life, he cannot help but be drawn into intrigue and politics as Caesar engineers a motive to invade the lands of Gaul. Fronto is about to discover that politics can be as dangerous as battle, that old enemies can be trusted more than new friends, and that standing close to such a shining figure as Caesar, the most ethical of men risk being burned.
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The Early History of Rome

Author: Livy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141963077

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 7406

Livy (c. 59 BC-AD 17) dedicated most of his life to writing some 142 volumes of history, the first five of which comprise The Early History of Rome. With stylistic brilliance, he chronicles nearly 400 years of history, from the founding of Rome (traditionally dated to 757 BC) to the Gallic invasion in 386 BC - an era which witnessed the reign of seven kings, the establishment of the Republic, civil strife and brutal conflict. Bringing compelling characters to life, and re-presenting familiar tales - including the tragedy of Coriolanus and the story of Romulus and Remus - The Early History is a truly epic work, and a passionate warning that Rome should learn from its history.
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The Rise of the Roman Empire

Author: Polybius

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920505

Category: History

Page: 576

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The Greek statesman Polybius (c.200–118 BC) wrote his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire in order to help his fellow countrymen understand how their world came to be dominated by Rome. Opening with the Punic War in 264 BC, he vividly records the critical stages of Roman expansion: its campaigns throughout the Mediterranean, the temporary setbacks inflicted by Hannibal and the final destruction of Carthage. An active participant of the politics of his time as well as a friend of many prominent Roman citizens, Polybius drew on many eyewitness accounts in writing this cornerstone work of history.
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Marching with Caesar-Conquest of Gaul

Second Edition

Author: R.W. Peake,Marina Shipova

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941226049

Category: Soldiers

Page: 460

View: 9173

"Titus Pullus joined the 10th Legion in 61 BC as a young boy looking for adventure with his childhood friend. Forty-two years later, Titus looks back on the beginning of his career when he was a Legionary, marching with Caesar, as the greatest Roman of all conducted one of the most notable military campaigns of all time, the Conquest of Gaul."--Cover page [4].
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C?sar's Conquest of Gaul

Author: T.R. Holmes

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 587956987X

Category: History

Page: 872

View: 8965

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Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War

With Notes, Dictionary, and a Map of Gaul

Author: Julius Caesar,Albert Harkness

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gaul

Page: 377

View: 9911

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