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Entry the third


From the Library Collection: Caesar’s Commentaries (The Gallic War, The Civil Wars) by Julius Caesar

Provenance: Purchased by the curator in 2010 at Arcadian Books & Art Prints in New Orleans. Published by Harvard University Press, 1963; cloth-covered hardbound edition; left-hand pages are printed in the original Latin, right-hand pages in the English translation; includes fold-out battle maps and diagrams of engineering projects undertaken by Caesar’s legions. These books, though not particularly old nor dusty, are bloody brilliant— and the content, at least, is ancient.

  • 21 September 2012