Mickey's Reviews > Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War/On the Civil War

Caesar's Commentaries by Caius Iulius Caesar
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jun 21, 09

Recommended to Mickey by: John Keegan
Recommended for: anyone
Read in October, 2008, read count: 3

My copy of the Gallic Wars unfortunately predates ISBNs, which is unfortunate, as it's a very good translation by John Warrington. In the particular translation, Warrington changes all references to Caesar in the third person (an affectation by Caesar) to the more appropriate first person. This gives the reader a feel of Caesar which is much more intimate.

The only complaint I have about this particular translation is that it does not include the engineering sketches made by Caesar of his Rheine bridge.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Caesar's Commentaries.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.