Caesar by Theodore Ayrault Dodge Online

Caesar
Title : Caesar
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ISBN : 9780306807879
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 818

The Gallic campaigns firmly established Julius Caesar (100 B.C.–44 B.C.) as one of the greatest commanders of all time. After success there, Caesar turned his loyal army back toward Rome. Crossing the Rubicon, he initiated a civil war, marched triumphally to the capital, besieged Pompey at Brundisium, and pacified Spain. With a tiny army he routed Pompey's far larger forceThe Gallic campaigns firmly established Julius Caesar (100 B.C.–44 B.C.) as one of the greatest commanders of all time. After success there, Caesar turned his loyal army back toward Rome. Crossing the Rubicon, he initiated a civil war, marched triumphally to the capital, besieged Pompey at Brundisium, and pacified Spain. With a tiny army he routed Pompey's far larger forces at Pharsalus, pursued him to his death in Egypt, and established Cleopatra on her throne.Though Caesar's Commentaries are among the most exact and picturesque of historical writings, it is only through knowledge of the geography and weaponry of his campaigns that one can properly understand them. In this history, T. A. Dodge, one of the only military historians to have visited every one of the great general's known battlefields, makes full use of other chroniclers and critics and supplements them with his clear, insightful descriptions of the battles. As a fully illustrated and complete military history of one of history's greatest generals, Caesar is unparalleled.


Caesar Reviews

  • Takipsilim

    Excelling in politics, war, oratory, and literature, Caesar was the greatest man of antiquity. This deals with the military side of that.

  • Fred

    Dodge is almost mandatory reading for fans of military history at some point. He's either referenced or referred to by so many other writers in the genre that you just can't avoid him. Of personal interest in this book for me compared to other things I've read on Caesar is that Dodge focused in detail on Caesar's lesser campaigns. Everyone writes about Caesar and Pompey slugging it out but very few people or other books go into the level of detail that Dodge does talking about the campaigns in S [...]

  • Tyler Windham

    Theodore Dodge follows up his outstanding books on Alexander the Great and Hannibal with yet another masterfully done work of classic history. It is, as is Dodge's style, clean and lucid in its prose, insightful, interesting, fast-paced, and detailed--a true titan of Caesarian study at near eight hundred pages. As my reviews of the two aforementioned works extoll Dodge's work quite thoroughly I will not bother to reiterate my praises yet again, however, suffice it to say, it will not disappoint, [...]

  • Jeff Gabriel

    An excellent follow on the Hannibal book by the same author. I really enjoy the attention to detail, numerous maps, and insights and evaluations of the battle skill of the various opponents. I have read a number of biographies of Caesar, but none which have given such a strong view of his command (and faults) on the battlefield. I recommend the whole "great captains" series and will be picking up Alexander soon (slightly out of order).Also - read the books rather than listen: too many helpful ma [...]

  • Luis Delgado

    CAESAREs un excelente libro de la historia militar en la que Dodge se supera a lo presentado en sus libros sobre Alejandro Magno y Hannibal, transportadores en el tiempo haciendo nos partícipes de las campañas. Casera hizo grande a Roma y gracias a él se inició lo que conocemos la occidentalizacion del mundo. Los comentarios que hace Dodge sobre el Arte de la Guerra estoy seguro que se mantienen vigente a pesar de la evolución de las armas.