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Seller: ancientgifts (4,386) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122251665776 The Civil War Together with The Alexandrian War, The African War, and The Spanish War by other Hands by CEASAR Translated with an Introduction by Jane F. Gardner. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 360 pages. Publisher: Dorset Press; (1985). Gaius Julius Caesar was born in 100 B.C. into one of the oldest families in Rome. His family had opposed the patrician Senatorial oligarchy, and Caesar followed suit by supporting the “popular” side in politics. His rapid advancement to the newly created perpetual dictatorship of Rome made him one of the most controversial figures in ancient history. “The Civil War” traces Caesar’s swift rise to power, beginning with intransigence at Rome and taking us to the start of the Alexandrian War in the Fall of 48 B.C. His terse and restrained style elegantly conceals the true propagandist aim of his writing. While recounting history he seeks to present himself in the best possible perspective. He deliberately omits many of his setbacks and discreditable actions, and frequently points out examples of dishonorable behavior by his enemies. In his “Commentaries”, Caesar tells how he crossed the Rubicon with his Cisalpine Legions, entered Rome, subdued Spain, defeated Pompey at Pharsalus and installed Cleopatra on the throne of Egypt. Despite all his efforts to improve the honesty and efficiency of the government, his taste for autocratic rule made him too many bitter enemies. A conspiracy was hatched, and Caesar was assassinated in March 44 B.C., less than a year after he had assumed the dictatorship of Rome. This edition of “The Civil War” includes three accounts allegedly written by his lieutenants: “The Alexandrian War”, “The African War”, and “The Spanish War”. The books includes many illustrations, appendixes, a Glossary of Persons and Places, and maps and sketch plans. CONDITION: LIKE NEW. NEW. Unread (but not unblemished) hardcover w/dustjacket. Dorset/Penguin (1986) 360 pages. Inside the book is pristine; pages clean, crisp, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread and unmarked; EXCEPT there is a bookstore (price/inventory code) stamp at the top edge of the front end paper, the first blank, unprinted page in the book. ALSO if you examine the book intently you will notice one very small (under 1/2*1/4 inch) coffee splash/stain to the fore-edge surface of the closed page edges, and a few minute (speckle-sized) pale tan "dots" to the top surface of the closed page edges which may also (possibly) have the same origin? They're very faint, very tiny, barely perceptible. The little spots are visible only when book is closed, not to individual pages, only to the mass of closed page edges, and of course there is absolutely no damage to the inside of the book, just these very tiny spots to the closed page edges. The dustjacket and quarter cloth covers evidence only very mild edge and corner shelfwear. However the spine of the dustjacket is sun-faded from brown to turquoise blue. The dustjackety is otherwise unblemished except that it evidences light rubbing (the jacket is high gloss black and burgundy and so if you hold it up to a light source and examine it intently, it shows slight rub marks even merely from being shelved between other books). The condition of the book is approximate or close to what would otherwise pass as "new", but "shop-soiled" or "shop worn" stock from an open-shelf book store (such as Barnes & Noble, or B. Dalton, for instance) wherein patrons are permitted to browse open stock (and drink tea or coffee), and so otherwise "new" books often have become slightly blemished and/or show handling/shelf/browsing wear. Though the book possesses a number of blemishes, as described, they are entirely superficial and cosmetic in nature. The book is otherwise "new" in the sense that it is unread, and given the blemishes, has been priced $20 less than an unblemished, new copy. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #407g. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Gaius Julius Caesar was born in 100 B.C. into an ancient patrician family. He was an adolescent during the period of the proscription of Marius (his father’s brother-in-law), the dictatorship of Sulla and the early career of Pompey. His family was traditionally against the patrician senatorial oligarchy and Caesar followed suit. He was imprisoned for a short time by Sulla, but managed to maintain good relations with the nobles for ten years after his release. He was even co-opted into the College of Priests in 73 B.C. During the sixties he advanced through the senatorial cursus to the rank of Praetor, while supporting the “popular” side in politics. In 60 B.C. he formed with Pompey and Crassus the combination known to us as the “First Triumvirate”, to overcome conservative senatorial opposite, and he was elected Consul for 59 B.C. Caesar was then created Governor to Transalpine Gaul, a task which was to occupy him for nine years. He had left the two triumvirs to safeguard his interests in Rome, but they had many differences and met in 56 B.C. in an attempt to resolve them. Pompey was appointed sole consul in 52 B.C. after the death of Crassus, which resulted in civil war and the defeat of the Pompeian faction in Spain in 45 B.C. Caesar came back to Rome as dictator. He tried to improve conditions for the Roman citizen and increase the honesty and efficiency of the government. His dictatorship was declared perpetual in February of 44 B.C., but his many bitter enemies hatched a conspiracy and assassinated him in March 44 B.C. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: A military leader of legendary genius, Caesar was also a great writer, recording the events of his life with immediacy and power. "The Civil War" is a tense and gripping depiction of his struggle with Pompey over the leadership of Republican Rome - a conflict that spanned the entire Roman world. An engrossing read and highly recommended! READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Like his "Gallic War," Julius Caesar's account of the civil war between himself and Pompey has been called propaganda (he does speak of himself in the third person after all), written intermittently by a very busy man engaged in many other "affairs", to justify himself and his actions to the Senate and people of Rome. If this is so I would happily cast my vote for any candidate who could write with such lucidity and straightforward style, even if that candidate harbored imperial aspirations of his own. This book is absolutely awesome in its historical significance and in the way it reads. Caesar was not only a great warrior, and leader, but a darn good writer as well. REVIEW: As a direct source this book is valuable and needed. It is an account of the civil war that had to happen with two such colossal egos as Caesar and Pompey. This is a less famous episode than the Octavian-Anthony war, but just as important, as it laid the ground for the appointment of a dictator which eventually evolved into the position of emperor, and also Caesars death. Not as well written or as clear as Caesars commentaries from Gaul, but give a clearer insight into the divisions in Roman politics, as others are thought to have contributed to the writings. A great follow up to Caesars commentaries from Gaul. One thing I can say is that you get a first hand look at what Caesar must have been like. The book clearly shows his side in the most favorable light, not surprising of course as Caesar wrote it himself. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. 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Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Material: The Civil War

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