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The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War

Pantheon. Dec. 2017. 896p. ed. by Kurt A. Raaflaub & . tr. from Latin by Kurt A. Raaflaub. illus. maps. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780307377869. $50. HIST
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This comprehensive collection of Julius Caesar's works incorporates Caesar's Gallic War, Civil War, and other writings into a single volume. Translated by Raaflaub (classics, Brown Univ.; Companion to Archaic Greece), the texts are accompanied by information-rich footnotes and annotations. Especially helpful are the many maps presented throughout. Photographs of Roman artifacts, including coins, reliefs, landscapes, and statuary, provide readers with a well-rounded perspective of Roman history. Latin students will find the translations helpful for difficult passages. In addition, this volume succeeds as a wonderful reference to the late Roman Republic. The appendixes include a "Who's Who in Caesar," documenting informative yet quick references to the many people connected to Caesar. Other appendixes supply listings of Roman currency values, calendar systems, and military organization. Raaflaub and Cynthia Damon's (classics, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Caesar's Civil War) introduction fleshes out their subject's life and career.
VERDICT An excellent corpus collection and reference for classicists and historians. Highly recommended for classical departments.

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