The Complete Works of Julius Caesar

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Beautifully formatted with an Active Table of Contents for easy maneuverability throughout the eBook. This collection contains the following memoirs by Julius Caesar: The African Wars, The Alexandrian Wars, The Civil Wars, The Gallic Wars, and The Spanish Wars. These narratives were written and published annually during or just after the actual campaigns, as a

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Beautifully formatted with an Active Table of Contents for easy maneuverability throughout the eBook. This collection contains the following memoirs by Julius Caesar: The African Wars, The Alexandrian Wars, The Civil Wars, The Gallic Wars, and The Spanish Wars. These narratives were written and published annually during or just after the actual campaigns, as a sort of “dispatches from the front.” They were important in shaping Caesar’s public image and enhancing his reputation when he was away from Rome for long periods. They may have been presented as public readings. As a model of clear and direct Latin style, The Gallic Wars traditionally has been studied by first- or second-year Latin students. The texts written by Caesar, an autobiography of the most important events of his public life, are the most complete primary source for the reconstruction of his biography. However, Caesar wrote those texts with his political career in mind, so historians must struggle to filter the exaggerations and bias contained in it. The Roman emperor Augustus began a cult of personality of Caesar, which described Augustus as Caesar’s political heir. The modern historiography is influenced by the Octavian traditions, such as when Caesar’s epoch is considered a turning point in the history of the Roman Empire. Still, historians try to filter the Octavian bias.

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