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Conquest: Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars

(19 customer reviews)

Based on Julius Caesar’s classic and influential Commentarii de Bello Gallico, Conquest: Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars is one of the best books on Roman history out there today: a 136 page Roman history graphic novel, the first in English to tell the story of Julius Caesar’s conquest of Gaul from 49 B.C. to 52 B.C. in comic book form.

Based on “Commentarii de Bello Gallico,” written by Caesar himself.Experience the history of Rome, following Caesar’s tenth legion during the Roman Empire’s last military campaign leading up to the Roman Civil War.

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Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 9 × 11 × 1 in
Format

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Page Count

136

Creator(s)

Vincent Pompetti, Tarek

19 reviews for Conquest: Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars

  1. Susann Masson

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  2. Larry

    How could it be better? The actual history from Caesar’s account with the beauty of a graphic novel! Amazing! We need more like this!

  3. Laura Williams

    Bought this book for my son who loves historical graphic novels. This is a quality hard-cover book with nice illustrations. It presents some (probably) fictional characters whose lives are affected by the historical events of Caesar’s war against the Gauls in what is now France. We also see actual historical figures doing their thing. The story looks quite complex and perhaps a bit mature for my 11-year-old son so I will save this to give to him when he turns 13 or 14, and is better able to appreciate and follow the story.

  4. Charles Harrington

    The art is alright, not great. At times the faces and features of characters seem odd and off. The writing is bland at times and just feels like a chore to get through it. Not great, but not awful either.

  5. Chris Witte

    Translated into English from the original French, this graphic novel is entertaining and well done. I especially liked the post-script section that provided more info on the characters – including which ones are historical characters and which were created by the author. Worth your time if you are a fan of Ancient Rome or historical graphic novels. If you are a fan of both you should go ahead and order!

  6. Joe Wronski

    This is a great book. Solid copy, nice hard cover. Artwork was amazing.

  7. Ken McCormick

    Forty five years ago I translated Caesar’s “Commentarii de Bello Gallico” for Latin class. Not many people take Latin anymore, so Caesar’s Commentaries are not as well known as they used to be. With luck, Tarek and Pompetti’s graphic novel version will help rekindle some interest in it. The graphic novel is no substitute for the original, but it does convey the overall story in a manner that should appeal to anyone who has an interest in the topic and in the graphic novel approach. The story is a bit confusing in places because of all the unfamiliar tribes and names, but that is also the case in the original. The original work was primarily a work of propaganda, i.e. a means for Caesar to showcase his victories in Gaul. This version is faithful to that approach.

    Physically, the book is well put together. It is hardbound and has glossy pages. It should age well.

  8. Matthew E.

    I really like that this exists. There are not too many historical graphic novels for the pre Christian Era. I would love to see more! Due to the format, it can be a bit hard to follow, even for a student of history.

  9. Larry

    How could it be better? The actual history from Caesar’s account with the beauty of a graphic novel! Amazing! We need more like this!

  10. Matthew E.

    I really like that this exists. There are not too many historical graphic novels for the pre Christian Era. I would love to see more! Due to the format, it can be a bit hard to follow, even for a student of history.

  11. Charles Edward Harrington

    The art is alright, not great. At times the faces and features of characters seem odd and off. The writing is bland at times and just feels like a chore to get through it. Not great, but not awful either.

  12. WW

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

  13. Joe Wronski

    This is a great book. Solid copy, nice hard cover. Artwork was amazing.

  14. Laura Williams

    Bought this book for my son who loves historical graphic novels. This is a quality hard-cover book with nice illustrations. It presents some (probably) fictional characters whose lives are affected by the historical events of Caesar’s war against the Gauls in what is now France. We also see actual historical figures doing their thing. The story looks quite complex and perhaps a bit mature for my 11-year-old son so I will save this to give to him when he turns 13 or 14, and is better able to appreciate and follow the story.

  15. Chris Witte

    Translated into English from the original French, this graphic novel is entertaining and well done. I especially liked the post-script section that provided more info on the characters – including which ones are historical characters and which were created by the author. Worth your time if you are a fan of Ancient Rome or historical graphic novels. If you are a fan of both you should go ahead and order!

  16. J. Bowman

    Although the art is good, it is not enough to make me give 4 or 5 stars to the book.First, it is only part 1 of (2 or more?) parts, so you do not get the whole story and have to wait for the next part to be published. ..sigh ….Along with that, there are a lot of names going back and forth that shortly you feel overwhelmed and lose track of who is who and how they relate.Overall, it tried to be a great book, but only so-so..

  17. WW

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

  18. Ken McCormick

    Forty five years ago I translated Caesar’s “Commentarii de Bello Gallico” for Latin class. Not many people take Latin anymore, so Caesar’s Commentaries are not as well known as they used to be. With luck, Tarek and Pompetti’s graphic novel version will help rekindle some interest in it. The graphic novel is no substitute for the original, but it does convey the overall story in a manner that should appeal to anyone who has an interest in the topic and in the graphic novel approach. The story is a bit confusing in places because of all the unfamiliar tribes and names, but that is also the case in the original. The original work was primarily a work of propaganda, i.e. a means for Caesar to showcase his victories in Gaul. This version is faithful to that approach.Physically, the book is well put together. It is hardbound and has glossy pages. It should age well.

  19. Amazon Customer

    Story is written very well and art is beautiful.Would love to see more.Worth every penny

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Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 9 × 11 × 1 in
Format

,

Page Count

136

Creator(s)

Vincent Pompetti, Tarek

19 reviews for Conquest: Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars

  1. Amazon Customer

    Story is written very well and art is beautiful.Would love to see more.Worth every penny

  2. Ken McCormick

    Forty five years ago I translated Caesar’s “Commentarii de Bello Gallico” for Latin class. Not many people take Latin anymore, so Caesar’s Commentaries are not as well known as they used to be. With luck, Tarek and Pompetti’s graphic novel version will help rekindle some interest in it. The graphic novel is no substitute for the original, but it does convey the overall story in a manner that should appeal to anyone who has an interest in the topic and in the graphic novel approach. The story is a bit confusing in places because of all the unfamiliar tribes and names, but that is also the case in the original. The original work was primarily a work of propaganda, i.e. a means for Caesar to showcase his victories in Gaul. This version is faithful to that approach.Physically, the book is well put together. It is hardbound and has glossy pages. It should age well.

  3. WW

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

  4. J. Bowman

    Although the art is good, it is not enough to make me give 4 or 5 stars to the book.First, it is only part 1 of (2 or more?) parts, so you do not get the whole story and have to wait for the next part to be published. ..sigh ….Along with that, there are a lot of names going back and forth that shortly you feel overwhelmed and lose track of who is who and how they relate.Overall, it tried to be a great book, but only so-so..

  5. Chris Witte

    Translated into English from the original French, this graphic novel is entertaining and well done. I especially liked the post-script section that provided more info on the characters – including which ones are historical characters and which were created by the author. Worth your time if you are a fan of Ancient Rome or historical graphic novels. If you are a fan of both you should go ahead and order!

  6. Laura Williams

    Bought this book for my son who loves historical graphic novels. This is a quality hard-cover book with nice illustrations. It presents some (probably) fictional characters whose lives are affected by the historical events of Caesar’s war against the Gauls in what is now France. We also see actual historical figures doing their thing. The story looks quite complex and perhaps a bit mature for my 11-year-old son so I will save this to give to him when he turns 13 or 14, and is better able to appreciate and follow the story.

  7. Joe Wronski

    This is a great book. Solid copy, nice hard cover. Artwork was amazing.

  8. WW

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

  9. Charles Edward Harrington

    The art is alright, not great. At times the faces and features of characters seem odd and off. The writing is bland at times and just feels like a chore to get through it. Not great, but not awful either.

  10. Matthew E.

    I really like that this exists. There are not too many historical graphic novels for the pre Christian Era. I would love to see more! Due to the format, it can be a bit hard to follow, even for a student of history.

  11. Larry

    How could it be better? The actual history from Caesar’s account with the beauty of a graphic novel! Amazing! We need more like this!

  12. Matthew E.

    I really like that this exists. There are not too many historical graphic novels for the pre Christian Era. I would love to see more! Due to the format, it can be a bit hard to follow, even for a student of history.

  13. Ken McCormick

    Forty five years ago I translated Caesar’s “Commentarii de Bello Gallico” for Latin class. Not many people take Latin anymore, so Caesar’s Commentaries are not as well known as they used to be. With luck, Tarek and Pompetti’s graphic novel version will help rekindle some interest in it. The graphic novel is no substitute for the original, but it does convey the overall story in a manner that should appeal to anyone who has an interest in the topic and in the graphic novel approach. The story is a bit confusing in places because of all the unfamiliar tribes and names, but that is also the case in the original. The original work was primarily a work of propaganda, i.e. a means for Caesar to showcase his victories in Gaul. This version is faithful to that approach.

    Physically, the book is well put together. It is hardbound and has glossy pages. It should age well.

  14. Joe Wronski

    This is a great book. Solid copy, nice hard cover. Artwork was amazing.

  15. Chris Witte

    Translated into English from the original French, this graphic novel is entertaining and well done. I especially liked the post-script section that provided more info on the characters – including which ones are historical characters and which were created by the author. Worth your time if you are a fan of Ancient Rome or historical graphic novels. If you are a fan of both you should go ahead and order!

  16. Charles Harrington

    The art is alright, not great. At times the faces and features of characters seem odd and off. The writing is bland at times and just feels like a chore to get through it. Not great, but not awful either.

  17. Laura Williams

    Bought this book for my son who loves historical graphic novels. This is a quality hard-cover book with nice illustrations. It presents some (probably) fictional characters whose lives are affected by the historical events of Caesar’s war against the Gauls in what is now France. We also see actual historical figures doing their thing. The story looks quite complex and perhaps a bit mature for my 11-year-old son so I will save this to give to him when he turns 13 or 14, and is better able to appreciate and follow the story.

  18. Larry

    How could it be better? The actual history from Caesar’s account with the beauty of a graphic novel! Amazing! We need more like this!

  19. Susann Masson

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Conquest: Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars

(19 customer reviews)

Based on Julius Caesar’s classic and influential Commentarii de Bello Gallico, Conquest: Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars is one of the best books on Roman history out there today: a 136 page Roman history graphic novel, the first in English to tell the story of Julius Caesar’s conquest of Gaul from 49 B.C. to 52 B.C. in comic book form.

Based on “Commentarii de Bello Gallico,” written by Caesar himself.Experience the history of Rome, following Caesar’s tenth legion during the Roman Empire’s last military campaign leading up to the Roman Civil War.

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19 reviews for Conquest: Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars

  1. Susann Masson

    review content

  2. Larry

    How could it be better? The actual history from Caesar’s account with the beauty of a graphic novel! Amazing! We need more like this!

  3. Laura Williams

    Bought this book for my son who loves historical graphic novels. This is a quality hard-cover book with nice illustrations. It presents some (probably) fictional characters whose lives are affected by the historical events of Caesar’s war against the Gauls in what is now France. We also see actual historical figures doing their thing. The story looks quite complex and perhaps a bit mature for my 11-year-old son so I will save this to give to him when he turns 13 or 14, and is better able to appreciate and follow the story.

  4. Charles Harrington

    The art is alright, not great. At times the faces and features of characters seem odd and off. The writing is bland at times and just feels like a chore to get through it. Not great, but not awful either.

  5. Chris Witte

    Translated into English from the original French, this graphic novel is entertaining and well done. I especially liked the post-script section that provided more info on the characters – including which ones are historical characters and which were created by the author. Worth your time if you are a fan of Ancient Rome or historical graphic novels. If you are a fan of both you should go ahead and order!

  6. Joe Wronski

    This is a great book. Solid copy, nice hard cover. Artwork was amazing.

  7. Ken McCormick

    Forty five years ago I translated Caesar’s “Commentarii de Bello Gallico” for Latin class. Not many people take Latin anymore, so Caesar’s Commentaries are not as well known as they used to be. With luck, Tarek and Pompetti’s graphic novel version will help rekindle some interest in it. The graphic novel is no substitute for the original, but it does convey the overall story in a manner that should appeal to anyone who has an interest in the topic and in the graphic novel approach. The story is a bit confusing in places because of all the unfamiliar tribes and names, but that is also the case in the original. The original work was primarily a work of propaganda, i.e. a means for Caesar to showcase his victories in Gaul. This version is faithful to that approach.

    Physically, the book is well put together. It is hardbound and has glossy pages. It should age well.

  8. Matthew E.

    I really like that this exists. There are not too many historical graphic novels for the pre Christian Era. I would love to see more! Due to the format, it can be a bit hard to follow, even for a student of history.

  9. Larry

    How could it be better? The actual history from Caesar’s account with the beauty of a graphic novel! Amazing! We need more like this!

  10. Matthew E.

    I really like that this exists. There are not too many historical graphic novels for the pre Christian Era. I would love to see more! Due to the format, it can be a bit hard to follow, even for a student of history.

  11. Charles Edward Harrington

    The art is alright, not great. At times the faces and features of characters seem odd and off. The writing is bland at times and just feels like a chore to get through it. Not great, but not awful either.

  12. WW

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

  13. Joe Wronski

    This is a great book. Solid copy, nice hard cover. Artwork was amazing.

  14. Laura Williams

    Bought this book for my son who loves historical graphic novels. This is a quality hard-cover book with nice illustrations. It presents some (probably) fictional characters whose lives are affected by the historical events of Caesar’s war against the Gauls in what is now France. We also see actual historical figures doing their thing. The story looks quite complex and perhaps a bit mature for my 11-year-old son so I will save this to give to him when he turns 13 or 14, and is better able to appreciate and follow the story.

  15. Chris Witte

    Translated into English from the original French, this graphic novel is entertaining and well done. I especially liked the post-script section that provided more info on the characters – including which ones are historical characters and which were created by the author. Worth your time if you are a fan of Ancient Rome or historical graphic novels. If you are a fan of both you should go ahead and order!

  16. J. Bowman

    Although the art is good, it is not enough to make me give 4 or 5 stars to the book.First, it is only part 1 of (2 or more?) parts, so you do not get the whole story and have to wait for the next part to be published. ..sigh ….Along with that, there are a lot of names going back and forth that shortly you feel overwhelmed and lose track of who is who and how they relate.Overall, it tried to be a great book, but only so-so..

  17. WW

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

  18. Ken McCormick

    Forty five years ago I translated Caesar’s “Commentarii de Bello Gallico” for Latin class. Not many people take Latin anymore, so Caesar’s Commentaries are not as well known as they used to be. With luck, Tarek and Pompetti’s graphic novel version will help rekindle some interest in it. The graphic novel is no substitute for the original, but it does convey the overall story in a manner that should appeal to anyone who has an interest in the topic and in the graphic novel approach. The story is a bit confusing in places because of all the unfamiliar tribes and names, but that is also the case in the original. The original work was primarily a work of propaganda, i.e. a means for Caesar to showcase his victories in Gaul. This version is faithful to that approach.Physically, the book is well put together. It is hardbound and has glossy pages. It should age well.

  19. Amazon Customer

    Story is written very well and art is beautiful.Would love to see more.Worth every penny

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