Commentaries on the Gallic War


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Commentarii de Bello Gallico (English: Commentaries on the Gallic War) is Julius Caesar's firsthand account of the Gallic Wars, 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 work has been a mainstay in the teaching of Latin to schoolchildren, its simple, direct prose lending itself to that purpose. It begins with the frequently quoted phrase "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres", sometimes quoted as "Omnia Gallia in tres partes divisa est", meaning "All Gaul is divided into three parts". (Summary from Wikipedia) (7 hr 16 min)

Chapters

00 - Introduction 9:51 Read by James Christopher
01 - Book I ch.1-9 10:43 Read by Becky Cook
02 - Book I ch.10-15 7:59 Read by Becky Cook
03 - Book I ch.16-29 17:21 Read by Becky Cook
04 - Book I ch.30-41 17:58 Read by Becky Cook
05 - Book I ch.42-54 15:43 Read by Becky Cook
06 - Book II ch.1-15 18:21 Read by ontheroad
07 - Book II ch.16-35 21:07 Read by ontheroad
08 - Book III ch.1-16 17:05 Read by Becky Cook
09 - Book III ch.17-29 12:53 Read by Becky Cook
10 - Book IV ch.1-15 16:24 Read by Ted Garvin
11 - Book IV ch.16-19 6:50 Read by Phil Chenevert
12 - Book IV ch.20-38 20:28 Read by Phil Chenevert
13 - Book V ch.1-14 19:21 Read by Ric F
14 - Book V ch.15-23 10:45 Read by Ric F
15 - Book V ch.24-37 17:43 Read by Ric F
16 - Book V ch.38-58 26:27 Read by Ric F
17 - Book VI ch.1-8 11:22 Read by ontheroad
18 - Book VI ch.9-28 22:45 Read by ontheroad
19 - Book VI ch.29-44 20:21 Read by ontheroad
20 - Book VII ch.1-13 16:53 Read by MorganScorpion
21 - Book VII ch.14-28 19:59 Read by MorganScorpion
22 - Book VII ch.29-41 18:25 Read by MorganScorpion
23 - Book VII ch.42-51 12:20 Read by MorganScorpion
24 - Book VII ch.52-71 22:15 Read by Ted Garvin
25 - Book VII ch.72-90 24:54 Read by Ted Garvin

Reviews

amazing history

(4.5 stars)

To think that we can read (listen) to factual history of 2000 years ago just amazes me. Why then, do we not have a contemporary history of Jesus - why did it take 90 years to start his story. Very inconsistent in the readers - some very good - some I can't believe the editor allowed them to read. Really enjoyed the production.

Well read and good for anyone interested in the history of Rome.

(3 stars)

Interesting material, well read

(4 stars)

Details about Celtic culture particularly interesting...

Amazing Classic. Good clarity.

(5 stars)

Good clarity narrators usually (some a little fast). Wonderful story. Highly recommend.

good stuff

(4 stars)

It was sometimes difficult to listen to the guy with down syndrom speak.

amazing

(5 stars)

educational n easy to follow very entertaining

Excellently read and a well documented history.

(5 stars)

(3 stars)

readers should practice pronunciation before recording.