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Author Name    Batstone, William W. & Cynthia Damon

Title   CAESAR'S CIVIL WAR

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good with no dust jacket

Publisher    Oxford University Press 2006

ISBN Number    019516511X / 9780195165111

Seller ID   19067

Scholar's name to half-title (Robert Brown). Minor crease to spine. Light shelfwear. ; Caesar's Civil War, the story of the general's contest with the Pompeian party through nineteen months of civil war, is an unfinished masterpiece. The author abandoned it when he found himself living in a different world than that which saw its commencement. The narrative ends after Pompey's death, amidst the preliminaries to the Alexandrian war that initiated the next phase of the fight for primacy of Rome. The work shows the brilliance for which Caesar's oratory, like his generalship, was known: it was a political judgment, not a literary one, that relegated the Civil War to the file drawer. The primary topics covered in this introductory book are the generic background of Caesar's commentarii or notebooks; his selection of material; the contemporary context of the civil war; the literary techniques that carry the story; and the work's characterization and structure. General aids to the reader include maps to accompany the particular narrative events discussed, a timeline of Caesar's life and the civil war, explanations of technical terms of Roman history, and a section on Roman names and prominent persons of Caesar's time. ; Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature; 240 pages

Military & Army Warfare & Defence Civil War Julius Caesar Political Science

Price = 10.00 USD



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