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Alexandrian War, African War, Spanish War

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In this volume are three works concerning the campaigns engaged in by the great Roman statesman Julius Caesar (10044 BCE), but not written by him. "The Alexandrian War, " which deals with troubles elsewhere also, may have been written by Aulus Hirtius (ca. 9043 BC, friend and military subordinate of Caesar), who is generally regarded as the author of the last book of Caesa ...more
Hardcover, 426 pages
Published January 1st 1955 by Harvard University Press
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Michael
I read these after I had already read "The Gallic Wars" and "The Civil War" to see how the story ends; I was disappointed there--the end of "The Spanish Wars" is lost. Nevertheless, books about ancient wars written by the Generals that carried them out are rare. These are Ceasar's reports to Rome on the wars he carried out, and while they lack the tell-all quality and hand wringing confessions of the modern celebrity bio, it is the point of view of the man who eventually took over the Roman Emp ...more
Robert Palmer
I first read excerpts from The Gallic War in high school Latin. Then in college, my fellow ROTC cadets and I were encouraged to read as much military history as possible, including Caesar's Gallic War.

Now, as a mature adult with a strong interest in history, I decided to read not only The Gallic War, but Caesar's accounts of his other wars. Why? Because Caesar represents a pivotal point in the transition between Roman Republic and Roman Empire, and so I hoped to gain an insight into more than me
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Jul 13, 2009 Lee rated it liked it
apparently ghost-written! "I came, I saw, I had someone write it up for me". Thorly enjoy following the great Caesar's career trajectory in literature and history. He is writing himself into posterity in the same way the Jews did with the Pentateuch: by combining history, biography and wishful thinking/fiction to create a God to be worshiped through literature.
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Gaius Julius Caesar (pronounced [ˈɡaː.i.us ˈjuːli.us ˈkaɪsar] in Classical Latin; conventionally /ˈɡaɪ.əs ˈdʒuːli.əs ˈsiːzər/ in English) was a Roman military and political leader. He played a critical role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.

As a politician, Caesar made use of popularist tactics. During the late 60s and into the 50s BC, he formed political alliances
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