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  • The Commentaries

  • By: Julius Caesar
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Julius Caesar wrote his exciting Commentaries during some of the most grueling campaigns ever undertaken by a Roman army. The Gallic Wars and The Civil Wars constitute the greatest series of military dispatches ever written. As literature, they are representative of the finest expressions of Latin prose in its "golden" age, a benchmark of elegant style and masculine brevity imitated by young schoolboys for centuries.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Classic of mispronunciation

  • By Steven on 07-08-12

What a story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-19

I only read Caesar in latin class 35 years ago and never appreciated what a cracking story he tells. Full of suspense, blame, self aggrandising bombast, propaganda, bravery and cunning.
My only criticism is the translation of all the Latin town names in to current names. They should be given but the original should always be mentioned.