|Publication Date||April 28, 2011|
Julius Caesar (13 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman general and statesman. He played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.
Julius Caesar's firsthand account of his Conquest of Gual and the Civil War are, written as a third-person narrative. In it Caesar describes the battles and intrigues that took place in the nine years he spent fighting local armies in Gaul that opposed Roman domination.
The "Gaul" that Caesar refers to encompassing modern France, Belgium and some of Switzerland. On other occasions, he refers only to that territory inhabited by the Celtic peoples known to the Romans as Gauls, from the English Channel to Lugdunum (Lyon).
In Caesar’s Commentaries on the Civil War Caesar writes about his war with the fellow Roman general and statesmen Pompey the Great and the Senate. Shorter than its counterpart on the Gallic War, it covers the events of 49-48 BC, from shortly before Caesar's invasion of Italy to Pompey's defeat at the Battle of Pharsalus and flight to Egypt with Caesar in pursuit. It closes with Pompey assassinated, Caesar attempting to mediate rival claims to the Egyptian throne, and the beginning of the Alexandrian War where Caesar first meets Queen Cleopatra.