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3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 3.89 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julius Caesar Narrator: Larry McKeever Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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The Civil War is Julius Caesar's account of the years of turmoil during which he battled Pompey the Great for control of Rome. The third member of their ruling First Triumvirate - Crassus - had been killed waging war in Syria while Caesar was in Gaul extending the empire to the shores of the English Channel. The jealous joint-ruler Pompey intimidated the Senate into ordering Caesar to disband his army, but Caesar refused and crossed the Rubicon into Roman territory, effectively declaring war on Pompey, the Senate, and Rome itself.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 5/20/2011

    " Caesar robs historians of the narrative for his Gallic campaigns with this amazing account of his various battles throughout Gaul and Britain. This is truly an unbelievable work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 5/6/2011

    " A great example of the art of propaganda. This translation is a bit problematic, with modern names substituted for Latin ones and some questionable turns of phrase every now and again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith PJ | 3/15/2011

    " I have read and re read this over the years. One of more intersting men who eve lived. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 1/3/2011

    " Awesome to get the story from the general himself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 12/15/2010

    " This is probably the best book I have ever read in my entire life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mackay | 12/9/2010

    " Read for Classics back when. Read parts in Latin for Classics, too, back when I could. Caesar was noted for his clear prose, but my goodness he's dry.
    The clearest example of history being written by the winners for their own purposes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 12/2/2010

    " read in the latin "...gallia est divides in tres partes..." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 10/30/2010

    " A wonderful look into how the man Julius Caesar saw himself and his opponents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 7/13/2010

    " Read this in the original Latin, and it was fantastic. History from a maker of it's viewpoint. "

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About the Author
Author Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar was born on 13 July 100 BC. His family, the Julii, claimed descent from the ancient kings of Rome and from the goddess Venus. Caesar rapidly carved out an impressive political career, forging an alliance with Pompey and Crassus in 60 BC. The Civil War is Caesar’s attempt at an explanation of the war that changed the Roman world.

About the Narrator

Larry McKeever has narrated a number of audiobooks, including several by James A. Michener and Isaac Asimov.