At a glance:
- Author: Julius Caesar
- First Published: 52
- Type of Work: History
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: Europe or Europeans, War, Soldiers, Italy or Italians, Greek or Roman times, Rome, Heads of state, Generals
In 59 b.c.e., after the Roman Empire had expanded north and west into the area now known as France and Germany, Julius Caesar, already famous as a general and administrator, was appointed to govern the Roman territories inhabited by the Gauls. Here a strong, active government was required, and from the start Caesar kept records of the events of his governorship. The record eventually came to be known as Caesar’s Commentaries and to be regarded as an important record for posterity. Indeed, scholars and general readers have...
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