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Extended Audio Sample The Commentaries (Unabridged), by Julius Caesar
4.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 54.63 out of 5 4.63 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julius Caesar Narrator: Charlton Griffin Publisher: Audio Connoisseur Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Julius Caesar wrote his exciting Commentaries during some of the most grueling campaigns ever undertaken by a Roman army. The Gallic Wars and The Civil Wars constitute the greatest series of military dispatches ever written. As literature, they are representative of the finest expressions of Latin prose in its golden age, a benchmark of elegant style and masculine brevity imitated by young schoolboys for centuries.

One of the most daring and brilliant generals of all time, Julius Caesar combined the elements of tactical genius with the shrewdness of a master politician. He was an astute judge of men's character - their strengths and weaknesses. Whenever possible, he exercised restraint and mercy even when his worst enemies were in his power. But he also knew when and how to mete out stern punishment and his swift retaliations became a hallmark of his career. With his charismatic leadership, his powerful intellect and his magnetic personal charm, Julius Caesar became the idol of men and women everywhere. The fanatic loyalty of his troops and the adulation of the Roman public propelled him to the pinnacle of power. Historian Will Durant called him the most complete man that antiquity produced.

Follow along in this recording as Julius Caesar in 50 B.C. undertakes the awesome enterprise of subduing savage Gaul, an area roughly the size of Texas. That task was barely completed before his enemies in Rome struck, igniting the bloody Civil War that engulfed most of the Roman Empire and afterward left Caesar in supreme power. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tony | 1/17/2010

    " This complete edition of Caesar's Commentaries contains all eight of Caesar's books on the Gallic War as well as all three of his books on the Civil War masterfully translated into English by John Warrington(about 1958) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jonathan | 11/26/2008

    " Listened to the audiobook from Audio Connoisseur (unabridged, of course), narrated by Charlton Griffin.
    Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeremy | 4/23/2008

    " Much like any political aspiring General, Caesar has a quasi-accurate view of the Gallic tribes and their culture. But his insight in their general culture is acute, and his military strategy is accomplished. If, for nothing else, it's a great read. "

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