Read Complete Works of Julius Caesar by Gaius Julius Caesar Free Online
Book Title: Complete Works of Julius Caesar|
Date of issue: August 2nd 2013
ISBN: No data
ISBN 13: No data
The author of the book: Gaius Julius Caesar
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 995 KB
Edition: KEMETPHARAONICS PUBLISHING HOUSE
Read full description of the books Complete Works of Julius Caesar:No figure in Ancient Roman history stands as tall as Julius Caesar. He was not only a military general of great genius but also an astute politician. The life (and death) of Julius Caesar was a turning point in the history of Rome, having great influence on the course of western history. Julius Caesar was also a man of letters, compiling several military histories. Some of these histories are still studied in military academies today. In the Complete Works by Julius Caesar we bring to the reader: The Conquest of Gaul, The Civil War, The African War, The Alexandrian War and The Spanish War. As an added bonus Plutarch’s The Life of Caesar is also included. The collection totals more than 200,000 words and is at an inexpensive price for all to enjoy. The collection was compiled and formatted by Paul Morrison and published by Kemetpharaonics Publishing House
Read information about the authorGaius Julius Caesar (Classical Latin: [ˈɡaː.i.ʊs ˈjuː.li.ʊs ˈkae̯.sar]; 13 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC), known as Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician, general, and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.
In 60 BC, Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey formed a political alliance that dominated Roman politics for several years. Their attempts to amass power as Populares were opposed by the Optimates within the Roman Senate, among them Cato the Younger with the frequent support of Cicero. Caesar's victories in the Gallic Wars, completed by 51 BC, extended Rome's territory to the English Channel and the Rhine. Caesar became the first Roman general to cross both the Channel and the Rhine, when he built a bridge across the Rhine and crossed the Channel to invade Britain.
These achievements granted him unmatched military power and threatened to eclipse the standing of Pompey, who had realigned himself with the Senate after the death of Crassus in 53 BC. With the Gallic Wars concluded, the Senate ordered Caesar to step down from his military command and return to Rome. Caesar refused the order, and instead marked his defiance in 49 BC by crossing the Rubicon with the 13th Legion, leaving his province and illegally entering Roman Italy under arms. Civil war resulted, and Caesar's victory in the war put him in an unrivalled position of power and influence.
After assuming control of government, Caesar began a programme of social and governmental reforms, including the creation of the Julian calendar. He centralised the bureaucracy of the Republic and was eventually proclaimed "dictator in perpetuity", giving him additional authority. But the underlying political conflicts had not been resolved, and on the Ides of March (15 March) 44 BC, Caesar was assassinated by a group of rebellious senators led by Marcus Junius Brutus. A new series of civil wars broke out, and the constitutional government of the Republic was never fully restored. Caesar's adopted heir Octavian, later known as Augustus, rose to sole power after defeating his opponents in the civil war. Octavian set about solidifying his power, and the era of the Roman Empire began.
Much of Caesar's life is known from his own accounts of his military campaigns, and from other contemporary sources, mainly the letters and speeches of Cicero and the historical writings of Sallust. The later biographies of Caesar by Suetonius and Plutarch are also major sources. Caesar is considered by many historians to be one of the greatest military commanders in history.
During his lifetime, Caesar was regarded as one of the best orators and prose authors in Latin — even Cicero spoke highly of Caesar's rhetoric and style. Only Caesar's war commentaries have survived. A few sentences from other works are quoted by other authors. Among his lost works are his funeral oration for his paternal aunt Julia and his Anticato, a document written to defame Cato in response to Cicero's published praise. Poems by Julius Caesar are also mentioned in ancient sources.
Add a comment to Complete Works of Julius Caesar
Read EBOOK Complete Works of Julius Caesar by Gaius Julius Caesar Online free