This gorgeously designed, definitive single-volume edition of Julius Caesar's complete works features a new translation, annotations, color maps, and illustrations.
KURT A. RAAFLAUB completed his Ph.D. in Switzerland, served eight years as co-director of the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C., and is now professor emeritus of classics and history at Brown. His main fields of study are social and political history of the Roman republic; social, political, and intellectual history of archaic and classical Greece; and comparative history of the ancient world. Series editor ROBERT D. STRASSLER is an unaffiliated scholar who holds an honorary doctorate of humanities and letters from Bard College and is chairman of the Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
"Stunning. . . . Mr. Raaflaub has surpassed even the previous high
standards of the Landmark series by supplying full, expert and
wide-ranging notes, almost all containing his own elucidations
rather than showy scholarly references. This achievement is
amplified by more than 40 appendix essays, all commissioned by Mr.
Raaflaub and several written by him, addressing all sorts of
literary, military and biographical questions. . . . History buffs,
classicists, fans of television's Rome: Do not pass up this
gift. Whether you revere Caesar as a military genius or despise him
as a butcher and a tyrant, The Landmark Julius Caesar is an
indispensable way to read his writings and understand his rise to
-James Romm, The Wall Street Journal
"Splendid. . . . A boon for every student. . . . A distinguished historian and classicist, Raaflaub offers an excellent translation."
-The New Criterion
"Glorious. . . . The Landmark Julius Caesar is a superb addition to a superb series."