Caesaris Quae Extant. Elzivir Press. 1669.
Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.), the Roman general, statesman, and dictator, authored a number of works, of which the following major titles survive: his Commentaries on the Gallic War, and three books on the civil war. Some scholars feel that Commentaries was an attempt to refute the charges of his political enemies that he was fighting for personal aggrandizement. Caesar presents the work as objective notes written by a soldier fighting necessary wars for the good of Rome. Despite its political purpose, the Gallic War is unique as a contemporary account of a foreign war written by a Roman General. [OCL] This Elzivir Press edition includes interesting illustrations of battlements and fortifications, with examples linked below.
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