De Bello Gallico Libri Septem cover

#1 - 01 - Book I ch.1-9

De Bello Gallico Libri Septem

00:00
00:00
Download 02 - Book I ch.10-15 audio
Download 07 - Book II ch.16-34 audio
Download 08 - Book III ch.1-16 audio
Download 09 - Book III ch.17-28 audio
Download 10 - Book IV ch.1-15 audio
Download 11 - Book IV ch.16-19 audio
Download 12 - Book IV ch.20-38 audio
Download 13 - Book V ch.1-14 audio
Download 14 - Book V ch.15-23 audio
Download 15 - Book V ch.24-37 audio
Download 16 - Book V ch.38-57 audio
Download 17 - Book VI ch.1-8 audio
Download 18 - Book VI ch.9-28 audio
Download 19 - Book VI ch.29-44 audio
Download 20 - Book VII ch.1-13 audio
Download 21 - Book VII ch.14-28 audio
Download 22 - Book VII ch.29-41 audio
Download 23 - Book VII ch.42-51 audio
Download 24 - Book VII ch.52-71 audio
Download 25 - Book VII ch.72-90 audio
(*) AudioAZ.com will continuously save your listening progress. Bookmark, return to this page and continue where you left off.

Genre (s)

Author (s)

Summary

In this book the famous Gaius Julius Caesar himself describes the seven years of his war in Gaul.

When Caesar got proconsul of Gallia and Illyria in 58 B.C, the conquest of land in Gaul was an urgent need, both to improve his political standing and to calm his creditors in Rome. So Caesar claims his interest for a very large area already in the first sentence.

His steps and measures always appear clear and logical, but this simplicity is the result of a strict discipline in style. Caesar really chooses his words, and the list of standard words that he never or rarely uses, is astonishing. E.g. for "river" he only uses flumen and never fluvius or amnis. He avoids porro (furthermore), which would be no decided beginning of a sentence, and in his writings never occurs the word clades (the defeat), although this would normally be demanded by the context.

It is remarkable, that still today in all the lands of his conquest the word for "peace" is derived from latin pax (even basque "bake"). This peace is no friendship between equals, which is the idea behind the German word "Friede". Pax Romana implies subordination, and this concept was promoted by Caesar, first abroad and then at home. (Summary by Marilianus)

You are listening De Bello Gallico Libri Septem audio by Gaius Julius Caesar.
Dont forget to share if you like it.
If there is a problem or copyright issue. Let us know by sending the link of this page to email: report@audioaz.com.

Related audiobooks