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Conquest of Gaul (Revised)
Conquest of Gaul (Revised) | Julius Caesar
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Between 58 and 50 BC Caesar conquered most of the area now covered by France, Belgium and Switzerland, and twice invaded Britain. This is the record of his campaigns. Caesar's narrative offers insights into his military strategy & paints a fascinating picture of his encounters with the inhabitant of Gaul and Britain, as well as offering lively portraits of a number of key characters such as the rebel leaders and Gallic chieftains. This can also be read as a piece of political propaganda, as Caesar sets down his version of events for the Roman public, knowing that he faces civil war on his return to Rome. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Part of my Holidays knitting is done.
Snake 🧣
Crow hat
🦊 mittens

The rest of the day will be devoted to reading Caesar and listening to podcasts.

Sace I love that snake scarf! 2w
TheBookHippie Oh my word!!! These are lovely! 2w
ShelleyBooksie Amazing knitting 2w
writerlibrarian @sace @TheBookHippie @ShelleyBooksie thank you. I frankenstein patterns for the mittens and the snake scarf. I like my variants better. 😀 2w
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Leafs in Columbus. Go Leafs. #readingsndwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Leafs on PP. Marner 💥 🚨 2mo
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It's a hockey night in Pittsburgh. So my team is back. Go 🐧. Beginning of a 🥶 is nagging at me. 🙁
So Caesar tonight as reading material.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian My pens are losing 1-0. Former 🐧 Sheary scored for Buffalo. Geno has to shoot. Malkin 🚨 1 all. Sheary again 2-1 Buffalo. Sabres 🚨 right at the end of the second period. 3-1. 🐧 lose 3-1 (edited) 2mo
LeahBergen First game of the season on TV for me, too! 🔥🔥🔥 2mo
writerlibrarian @LeahBergen 🔥 are in Colorado. Should be a good game 2mo
CarolynM Hope 🐧 are going to get better - that was pretty dismal to watch. 2mo
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zefmii
The Conquest of Gaul | Julius Caesar
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#7covers7days #7days7covers #day3
The first propaganda campaign of the West?

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Automn nails. Saturday night preseason hockey night. Taking it easy.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 29 s in 🍁 🚨 2mo
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tournevis
Gallic War | Julius Caesar
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My son and husband made a very puzzling discovery yesterday. If you run "alea jacta es" in Google translate into French, you get something really, immensely wrong. It should read either "le sort est jeté" or "les dés sont jetés" if you prefer the contextual translation. There is no matrix and it ain't sunk. In English, the translation works. ???

teebe 😂 7mo
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Hobbinol
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"No western German claims to have reached its [the Hercynian Forest's] eastern extremity, even after traveling for 2 months, or to have heard where it ends. The forest is known to contain many kinds of animals not seen elsewhere [...] There is an ox shaped like a deer, with a single horn in the middle of its forehead [...] and at the top branches out wildly like a man's hand or a tree."

As a student, I had the best time with J. Caesar's memoirs!

LeahBergen This Caesar is so hot that he has light-reflecting nipples. 3y
saresmoore @LeahBergen Ahahahaha! 3y
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Hobbinol @LeahBergen That's how he blinded the Gauls ! Gaw!! 3y
Suet624 @LeahBergen @Hobbinol You two!!! You both had me giggling over here on the cold coast. 3y
Hobbinol The word nipple always makes people giggle. If you don't believe me just try it @Suet624 , just throw in the word nipple in the middle of your next conversation and see😉 3y
Hobbinol BTW, that's Marlon Brandon as Caesar with some of my special effects). 3y
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writerlibrarian
Gallic War | Julius Caesar
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Recently stacked and currently reading. Polar opposites or opposites attract. Roman history and contemporary hockey romance, bio picks and hard science-fiction. #stacked #seasonsreadings2016 #lastbookstacked

CocoReads I'm all over the place in reading myself. Although not so much non fiction. But like romance (love those hockey ones) to literary fiction. I usually meander through a sci fi or fantasy or two, some mysteries, at least a couple nonfictions (mostly memoirs). Well, you get the drift 3y
writerlibrarian @CocoReads I need my dose of romance monthly. I usually pick one or two non fiction to read in between fiction. Right now it's Roman history but it could have easily been art history. I'm a librarian, i just can't resist non fiction 3y
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Pinkmeghan
Gallic War | Julius Caesar
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True story! @mrsmarch knows what I'm talking about!

LeahBergen Yes! 😩😩 3y
Owlizabeth Hahaha, have you read The Great Library series? 3y
Pinkmeghan @Owlizabeth omg no that sounds awesome! Thanks! 3y
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