Caesar's Gallic War

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Publisher: American Home School Publishing
Author: Olivia Coolidge
Grade: 6 - adult
Caesar's commentaries on the Gallic War are among the most interesting historical books which the Romans have left us. It is not often that a commander of Caesar's fame has the ability to write so well. His firsthand account, written in an extraordinarily simple, clear style, gives us a picture of the Gallic War which may be taken from the Roman point of view but which is real. Reading Caesar, we know what he knew-how the Gallic War actually was" - Book Introduction.
In 1961, Olivia Coolidge wrote this account, both factual and fictional, of the Gallic War of 58 to 51 B.C., narrated by a fictitious soldier in Caesar's army, which provides a more vivid and readable account for today's children. This book, for more than 40 years, has been one of the finest introductions to Caesar, Roman civilization, and the Gallic War.
         

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