Commentarii de Bello Gallico

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  • Julius Caesar And Xenophon Comparison

    Caesar and Xenaphon have many similarities as authors, but they make use of different styles to achieve their goals. Caesars account of The Gallic Wars and Xenophon’s Anabasis are both about the respective author’s heroic military adventures. Both were written to win the hearts of readers and give the author credibility after political backlash. However, since Caesar and Xenophon are from different cultures, in different situations, and have different end games. Because of this, the authors use different narrative styles to tell their story and different methods to make themselves look as heroic as possible. Both narratives are written in simple language, but for slightly different reasons. Xenophon wrote his simply, in order to reach as wide an audience as possible, as accessible as possible to the general public. He had to convince as many people as possible that he was worthy of being let back into Athens. So he wrote in plain terms, but still made it entertaining. No one would read it if it wasn’t at least slightly interesting, so the battles are grand and the speeches grander, the soldiers are noble and the generals nobler, especially Xenophon himself “For I look upon you to be at once my country, my friends, and my fellow-soldiers, and consider that with you I shall be respected, wherever I may be” (1.3.6) . Xenophon makes Anabasis so entertaining that it is one of the few accounts of this war that survive. So, at least in this respect, Xenophon succeeds. Caesar, too,…

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  • Brutus And Antony's Speech Analysis

    The play “Julius Caesar” explained two men named Brutus and Antony who both presented speeches in front of their town with different meanings about the assassination of Caesar. Antony had to ask Brutus for permission to speak at Caesar’s funeral. His despairing emotion and speech drawed the crowds special attention. Antony speech does not show any praise of caesar but does show sympathy and memorable memories that caesar did for his town. This whole situation sums a complete catastrophe. If…

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  • Essay On Julius Caesar Gallic Wars

    Any human society or civilization that comes into existence as a result of military victory takes part in exercises and acts that when assessed and looked into by the ethicists of modern times, might be considered genocide in modern definition. However, with this an important question arises, did these civilizations and societies considered these acts of war and genocides as a good things or contradicted to it, like the present time? It is observed that with the passing year, people have become…

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  • How Did Julius Caesar Use Mission Command

    Throughout time constant communication was key to winning battles, especially in today’s modern military. Every commander must know what goes on, when, where and how constantly in order to effectively control their units. However, constant communication is never certain, and it is up every subordinate to be prepared to make on decisions on the spot in the mission. The United States army currently uses Mission Command, which is defined by ADRP 6-0 as the “exercise of authority and direction by…

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  • Julius Caesar: The Commentaries On The Gallic War

    Druids existed since the classical era of 500 BCE. Historical documents about the Druids primarily came from the Roman civilization and old Irish sagas. The most infamous historical document is Julius Caesar’s Commentarii de Bello Gallico. Commentarii de Bello Gallico is a compilation of journals about the Julius Caesar’s Gallic War. The direct translations of these journals are titled the Commentaries on the Gallic War. These journals talk about Julius Caesar impressions and experiences in the…

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  • Trinovantes Economic Structure

    due to their distinctive “collared rim, long, flattened handles and a heavy spindle-shaped body” . A close study conducted by Dr. Peacock revealed that the Amphorae from the Welwyn burials originated from Italian vineyards from between 50-100 BCE. These dates adhere to the foundation of the trading relationship between the Trinovantes and Rome, allowing them to import luxury goods in return for British products due to a treaty dating back to Caesar 's invasion in 54/55 BC. A stable market of…

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