The Conquest of Gaul

Author: Julius Caesar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904143

Category: History

Page: 272

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Between 58 and 50BC Caesar conquered most of the area now covered by France, Belgium and Switzerland, and twice invaded Britain. This is the record of his campaigns. Caesar's narrative offers insights into his military strategy & paints a fascinating picture of his encounters with the inhabitant of Gaul and Britain, as well as offering lively portraits of a number of key characters such as the rebel leaders and Gallic chieftains. This can also be read as a piece of political propaganda, as Caesar sets down his version of events for the Roman public, knowing that he faces civil war on his return to Rome.
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Conquest of Gaul

Author: Julius Caesar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780848804398

Category: History

Page: 262

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First published just before the end of the Roman Republic by that legendary country's most immortalized leader, "The Conquest of Gaul," also called "Commentarii de Bello Gallico," is an account of Julius Caesar's capture of Gaul in the first century. Beginning with the Helvetian War in 58 BC, Caesar uses his exemplary Latin prose to explain how his forces were protecting Provence, and how they were later drawn out in campaigns against the Veneti, the Aquitani, numerous Germanic peoples, the Belgae, the Gauls, and the Bretons. Caesar, perhaps in defense of his expensive and geographically vast wars, explains the methods of his campaigns, from the timing of the seasons to provisioning and defense. This autobiographical work is both a concise reckoning of forces and an informative wartime narrative, consistently revealing the author as a politically brilliant commander and an unrivaled man.
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Der Gallische Krieg / Bellum Gallicum

Lateinisch - Deutsch

Author: Caesar

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050064196

Category: History

Page: 765

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Caesars Bericht der Unterwerfung Galliens in den Jahren 58 bis 51 v.Chr. gehört zweifellos zu den populärsten Dokumenten der Antike. Es ging ihm vor allem darum, seine oft selbstherrlichen Maßnahmen zu rechtfertigen, die Argumente seiner politischen Gegner in Rom zu entkräften und Freunden wie Feinden seine glänzenden - wenngleich oft waghalsigen - militärischen Operationen darzulegen. Die unerreichte Schlichtheit des Stils und die Klarheit der Sprache lassen dabei den propagandistischen Zweck geschickt in den Hintergrund treten. Caesars Schilderungen von Sitten und Gewohnheiten, von Eigenschaften und Leistungen der Stämme Galliens, Germaniens und Britanniens sind gleichzeitig die ältesten zusammenhängenden Berichte über diese Volksgruppen, die uns überliefert sind, und bieten noch heute eine aufregende Lektüre. Die Ausgabe von Caesars Hauptwerk in der zweisprachigen Edition von Otto Schönberger enthält neben Text und Übersetzung umfassende Erläuterungen, Einführungen, ein Register und erschöpfende Literaturhinweise.
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The Gallic War

Seven Commentaries on The Gallic War with an Eighth Commentary by Aulus Hirtius

Author: Julius Caesar

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191605662

Category: History

Page: 320

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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 translation reflects 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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A History of France

From the Conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar to the Reign of Louis Philippe

Author: Elizabeth Cartwright Penrose,Jacob Abbott

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781104594008

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 636

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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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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C?sar's Conquest of Gaul

Author: T.R. Holmes

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 587956987X

Category: History

Page: 872

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History of the Conquest of England by the Normans

Its Causes, and Its Consequences, in England, Scotland, Ireland, & on the Continent

Author: Augustin Thierry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Der Druidenkönig

Roman

Author: Norman Spinrad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442242221

Category:

Page: 537

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Lebensweg und Kampf des bekannten Keltenfürsten Vercingetorix, der um 50 v. Chr. versucht, die Stämme Galliens zu vereinen, um die Römer aus dem Land zu vertreiben.
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Caesar's conquest of Gaul

Author: Thomas Rice Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gaul

Page: 872

View: 9955

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Ich bin so Fry

Meine goldenen Jahre

Author: Stephen Fry

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841203248

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 541

View: 9585

„Eine der besten Autobiographien, die ich je gelesen habe.“ J. K. Rowling Er hat mehr Anhänger als der Dalai Lama (bei Twitter). Prince Charles nennt ihn einen „mopsfidelen Mimen“. Er lebt das Leben von zehn Universalgenies. Er ist das Flaggschiff des britischen Humors. Auch hierzulande warten seine zahlreichen Fans sehnsüchtig auf dieses Buch, das in England das Ereignis des Jahres war. Darin erzählt Stephen Fry von seinen prägenden Jahren zwischen College und Comedy: offen, witzig, brillant. – „Der schmerzhaft ehrliche Versuch, die Maske fortzureißen.“ Observer „Er mag es, seinen Enthusiasmus auf andere zu übertragen – das liebe ich an ihm.“ Kenneth Branagh „Der wird niemals glücklich werden, wenn der immer so höflich ist.“ John Cleese
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Das Erbe Caesars

Roman

Author: Colleen McCullough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442363711

Category:

Page: 1020

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