> >On Fri, 9 May 1997, paula malone writes:
> > i'm currently whiling away my time reading caesar's "conquest of gaul".
> and it strikes me that it is all in the third person ...
> > did ol' Julius really refer to himself as the royal "we" or is the
>Bruce Jones <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Caesar was not famous for being humble. But, you must remember his
> historical context. He was the product of a system that has no modern
> equal. He had power and influence of life and death that - for him - was
> proof of his power and greatness. He wasn't just conceited, he was
I am reading a fascinating book on Romans, including the Caesars,
Celts, politicians, soldiers, priests, farmers, slaves, etc.
A major theme is the difference between Romans, Pagans
foreigners and Roman attitudes.
It is by the Roman scholar Andrea Giardina of the University of Rome who
supposedly teaches and lectures primarily in classical Greek and Latin.
It is; "The Romans", Translated by Lydia Cochrane, University of
There are only a few Celtic references (sacrifices, Romans desiring to
among Celts, etc.), and I will mention them when an appropriate post
Lowell McFarland [log in to unmask]