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The Conquest of Gaul (Penguin Classics) Paperback – February 24, 1983
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Caesar placed each of his five generals ahead of a legion and detailed his quaestor to command the remaining legion, so that every soldier might know that there was a high officer in a position to observe the courage with which he conducted himself, and then led the right wing first into action, because he had noticed that the enemy's line was weakest on that side.
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All the brilliance aside, however, this is also lively and interesting to read. "The Conquest of Gaul" covers the ten-year period of Caesar's proconsulship of Gaul. During those ten years he carried out a series of military campaigns that subdued all of Gaul (Europe west of the Rhine and south to the Pyrenees and Mediterranian), bringing it under Roman rule, while also leading expeditions across the Channel into southeastern Britain. Caesar writes not only of his battles, but also of the tribes he encountered and details of how his own men lived. We see Caesar as the consummate leader, sharing the hardships of his men. He fights in the front lines with them, he marches with them, he eats the same food they eat, and they will follow him anywhere.
Caesar's success as a general is a product of several factors. His speed of movement, his effective use of terrain, the absolute loyalty and confidence of his troops, and the relatively advanced engineering skills of the Romans are all used effectively by Caesar.
Written to publicize Caesar's Gallic successes among the people back in Rome, these accounts remain as readable today as they were intended to be 2,000 years ago.Read more ›
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Can't get much better that Julius Caesar kicking butt and taking names.Published 2 months ago by Dennis Latham
A straight forward description of the Roman battles in Gaul. Easy to read. I enjoyed this book.Published 5 months ago by Ervin Barnes, Jr.
Caesar's 2nd book on his conquests and adventures, this one and his 1st one are both excellent reads, very interesting, watch the HBO Series Rome to get worked up for reading these... Read morePublished 10 months ago by R. Spencer
Top of the list for leadership history, ahead of Grant's memoirs and all others. Reads as smooth and simply as a Hemingway novel.Published 12 months ago by John
Very informative and written by Julius C himself. Buy it and enjoy reading it.Published 15 months ago by JGS