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The Landmark Julius Caesar

The Landmark Julius Caesar by
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Dec 05, 2017 | 896 Pages
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    Dec 05, 2017 | 896 Pages

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“Stunning. . . . Mr. Raaflaub has surpassed even the previous high standards of the Landmark series by supplying full, expert and wide-ranging notes, almost all containing his own elucidations rather than showy scholarly references. This achievement is amplified by more than 40 appendix essays, all commissioned by Mr. Raaflaub and several written by him, addressing all sorts of literary, military and biographical questions. . . . History buffs, classicists, fans of television’s Rome: Do not pass up this gift. Whether you revere Caesar as a military genius or despise him as a butcher and a tyrant, The Landmark Julius Caesar is an indispensable way to read his writings and understand his rise to power.”
—James Romm, The Wall Street Journal

Table Of Contents

Editor’s Preface by Kurt A. Raaflaub xiii
Series Editor’s Preface by Robert B. Strassler xvii
Introduction: Caesar’s Life and Works by Cynthia Damon and Kurt A. Raaflaub xxiii
Summary by Book and Chapter lxv
Key to Maps and Diagrams xcii
 
GALLIC WAR · 1–8
ONE 1
TWO 49
THREE 79
FOUR 107
FIVE 131
SIX 171
SEVEN 201
EIGHT by Aulus Hirtius 269
 
CIVIL WAR · 1–3
NINE* 307
TEN 369
ELEVEN 401
ALEXANDRIAN WAR by Unknown Author 1
TWELVE 491
AFRICAN WAR by Unknown Author 2
THIRTEEN 543
SPANISH WAR by Unknown Author 3
FOURTEEN 605
 
APPENDIX A Who’s Who in Caesar
John T. Ramsey, University of Illinois at Chicago 639
 
APPENDIX B Roman Currency and Units of Measurement
Bryan Brinkman, Loyola Marymount University 665
 
APPENDIX C Roman Calendars, Dates, and Time
Christopher S. Mackay, University of Alberta 668
 
APPENDIX D The Roman Military
Christopher S. Mackay, University of Alberta 672
 
Ancient Authors 677
Glossary 685
Bibliography 695
Figure Credits 709
Index 711
Reference Maps and Directory 791
 
 
WEB ESSAYS
The Internet has made it possible for us to include in our project essays on many more aspects of the corpus of Caesar’s works. They are freely accessible at www.landmarkcaesar.com.
 
Caesar In His Time
E: Caesar, Man of Letters
Debra L. Nousek, University of Western Ontario
 
F: Caesar the Politician
Martin Jehne, Technische Universität Dresden
 
G: Caesar and Pompey
Dominic Machado, Wake Forest University
 
H: The Legacy of Rome’s Wars
Kurt A. Raaflaub, Brown University
 
I: The Fall of the Republic
Judy E. Gaughan, Colorado State University, Pueblo
 
J: The Legitimacy of Caesar’s Wars
Eric S. Gruen, University of California, Berkeley
 
Caesar’s World
K: Gaul in Caesar’s Time
Olivier Büchsenschütz, CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure
 
L: Oppida: Towns in Caesar’s World
Ian Ralston, University of Edinburgh
 
M: Romans, Germans, and Germania
Phyllis M. Carroll, University of Sheffield
 
N: Caesar on Britain
Tom Moore, Durham University
 
O: The Mediterranean State System
Arthur M. Eckstein, University of Maryland
 
P: Late Republican Provincial Administration
Nathan Rosenstein, Ohio State University
 
War In Caesar’s Time
Q: The Roman Army Camp
Duncan Campbell, University of Glasgow
 
R: The Rules of War
Josh Levithan, Independent Scholar
 
S: Military Engineering and Sieges
Duncan Campbell, University of Glasgow
 
T: The Economics of War
Nathan Rosenstein, Ohio State University
 
U: The Commercialization of War
Clare Rowan, University of Warwick
 
V: Military Logistics
Nathan Rosenstein, Ohio State University
 
W: War and Geographical Knowledge
Richard J. A. Talbert, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
X: Caesar the General and Leader
Lukas De Blois, Radboud University, Nijmegen
 
Y: Civil War Strategies
Arthur M. Eckstein, University of Maryland
 
Z: Patterns of Roman Land Warfare
Jonathan P. Roth, San José State University
 
AA: Caesar at Sea
Nicolle Hirschfeld, Trinity University
 
BB: The Chronology of Caesar’s Campaigns
Kurt A. Raaflaub, Brown University
John T. Ramsey, University of Illinois at Chicago
 
Literary Aspects ofCaesar’s Commentaries
CC: The Roman Commentarius and Caesar’s Commentaries
Kurt A. Raaflaub, Brown University
 
DD: Caesar the Historian
Christopher B. Krebs, Stanford University
 
EE: Caesar’s Portrait of “Caesar”
Keith Fairbank, Brown University
 
FF: Caesar the Ethnographer
Hester Schadee, University of Exeter
 
GG: The Gallic War as a Work of Literature
Debra L. Nousek, University of Western Ontario
 
HH: The Gallic War as a Work of Propaganda
Alexa Jervis, Buckley School, New York
 
II: The Literary Art of the Civil War
Luca Grillo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
JJ: The Civil War as a Work of Propaganda
Kurt A. Raaflaub, Brown University
 
KK: The Cultural Legacy of Caesar’s Commentaries
Debra L. Nousek, University of Western Ontario
 
LL: The Origins of the Corpus of Caesar’s Works
Jan-Felix Gaertner, University of Cologne
 
MM: The Non-Caesarian War Books
Jan-Felix Gaertner, University of Cologne
 
NN: Editing Caesar
Cynthia Damon, University of Pennsylvania
 
OO: After Caesar
Hester Schadee, University of Exeter
 
PP: Caesar’s Invasions of Britain
Duncan B. Campbell, University of Glasgow
 
QQ: The Siege of Alesia
Duncan B. Campbell, University of Glasgow
 
Defining Episodes in Caesar’s Campaigns
RR: The Conquest of Uxellodunum
Kurt A. Raaflaub, Brown University
 
SS: Trench Warfare at Dyrrachium
Duncan B. Campbell, University of Glasgow
 
TT: From Defeat at Dyrrachium to Victory at Pharsalus
Gregory S. Bucher, University of Maryland
 
UU: Alexandria
Kurt A. Raaflaub, Brown University

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