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The most powerful army of its time is faced with insurgent attacks and revolts on the borders of their lands. A celebrated general proceeds to crush it and in the process makes a name for himself as a military commander. This is the history of the Gallic Wars written by the Roman commander, Gaius Julius Caesar, in which he explains how and why he committed Rome to this battle. This latest edition of an ancient classic in edited and annotated to explain the politics and armies of all combatants.
This volume includes seven known books of Caesar's conquest of Gaul, plus the eight book attributed to Aulus Hirtius, a Roman General who supposedly lived at the same time as Caesar. Interspersed are numerous maps detailing the area described in each chapter and antique illustrations of incidents described or equipment used.
As an added bonus there are seven appendices that provide additional information about topics and people described in the narrative. These include: The Roman Army, Roman Politics, The Gauls, Germans and Britains, a listing of all the tribes mentioned in the text and their location, Short biographies of the people mentioned, Cities and Geography and a short section on Terms, titles and Miscellanea.