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Julius Caesar

In this book the famous Gaius Julius Caesar himself describes the seven years of his war in Gaul. When Caesar got proconsul of Gallia and Illyria in 58 B.C, the conquest of land in Gaul was an urgent need, both to improve his political standing and to calm his creditors in Rome. So Caesar claims his interest for a very large area already in the first sentence. His steps and measures always appear clear and logical, but this simplicity is the result of a strict discipline in style. Caesar really chooses his words, and the list of standard words that he never or rarely uses, is astonishing. E.g. for "river" he only uses flumen and never fluvius or amnis. He avoids porro (furthermore), which would be no decided beginning of a sentence, and in his writings never occurs the word clades (the defeat), although this would normally be demanded by the context. It is remarkable, that still today in all the lands of his conquest the word for "peace" is derived from latin pax (even basque "bake"). This peace is no friendship between equals, which is the idea behind the German word "Friede". Pax Romana implies subordination, and this concept was promoted by Caesar, first abroad and then at home.(Summary by Marilianus)

In this book the famous Gaius Julius Caesar himself describes the seven years of his war in Gaul. When Caesar got proconsul of Gallia and Illyria in 58 B.C, the conquest of land in Gaul was an urgent need, both to improve his political standing and to calm his creditors in Rome. So Caesar claims his interest for a very large area already in the first sentence. His steps and measures always appear clear and logical, but this simplicity is the result of a strict discipline in style. Caesar really chooses his words, and the list of standard words that he never or rarely uses, is astonishing. E.g. for "river" he only uses flumen and never fluvius or amnis. He avoids porro (furthermore), which would be no decided beginning of a sentence, and in his writings never occurs the word clades (the defeat), although this would normally be demanded by the context. It is remarkable, that still today in all the lands of his conquest the word for "peace" is derived from latin pax (even basque "bake"). This peace is no friendship between equals, which is the idea behind the German word "Friede". Pax Romana implies subordination, and this concept was promoted by Caesar, first abroad and then at home.(Summary by Marilianus)
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History

Description:

In this book the famous Gaius Julius Caesar himself describes the seven years of his war in Gaul. When Caesar got proconsul of Gallia and Illyria in 58 B.C, the conquest of land in Gaul was an urgent need, both to improve his political standing and to calm his creditors in Rome. So Caesar claims his interest for a very large area already in the first sentence. His steps and measures always appear clear and logical, but this simplicity is the result of a strict discipline in style. Caesar really chooses his words, and the list of standard words that he never or rarely uses, is astonishing. E.g. for "river" he only uses flumen and never fluvius or amnis. He avoids porro (furthermore), which would be no decided beginning of a sentence, and in his writings never occurs the word clades (the defeat), although this would normally be demanded by the context. It is remarkable, that still today in all the lands of his conquest the word for "peace" is derived from latin pax (even basque "bake"). This peace is no friendship between equals, which is the idea behind the German word "Friede". Pax Romana implies subordination, and this concept was promoted by Caesar, first abroad and then at home.(Summary by Marilianus)

Language:

Multilingual

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

37:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

38:08