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Conquest: Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars

(59 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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Weight32 oz
Dimensions9 × 11 × 1 in
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Page Count

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Creator(s)

Vincent Pompetti, Tarek

Genre

History

59 reviews for Conquest: Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars

  1. Bloomknitter

    Brings antiquity to life!

    Excellent quality, and thoroughly enjoyable. A really fantastic work.I love learning about antiquity, and this book brought it alive. The authentic details included from research were clear. And reading books and visiting museums can only take you so far when imagining what the world used to look like–seeing a talented artist present their own vision of what the period was like adds significant depth.

    One person found this helpful

  2. Harry Rosado-santos

    great service

    the n=book is a describe and the service was excellent

  3. Larry

    It doesn’t get more awesome.

    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!

    2 people found this helpful

  4. Chris Witte

    A cool graphic novel about Ancient Rome

    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!

    5 people found this helpful

  5. Kristen R Fort

    Graphic novel about Caesar!

    I backed this project in Kickstarter, and I am so glad I did. The illustrations are wonderful, giving me the idea of the rugged life led 2,000 plus years ago. The authors added fictional characters which adds to the story, giving us more than what we will get from Caesar’s commentary.

    2 people found this helpful

  6. Ken McCormick

    A Modern Rendition of an Old Classic

    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.

    13 people found this helpful

  7. Meriadoc

    Impressed for the price

    -Great Hardcover Quality (one of the best I have in my collection)-Pages are glossy-The pages are wider than the standard ratio, which is great.-Good Visual Design-Decent colors (some pages are vibrant, some are drab)

  8. Ken McCormick

    A Modern Rendition of an Old Classic

    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.

    13 people found this helpful

  9. WW

    Wonderfully illustrated great for history lovers

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

    3 people found this helpful

  10. Joe Wronski

    Who knew Ceasar wrote comics.

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

    4 people found this helpful

  11. Trust fund squanderer

    Perfect transaction and book

    Perfect and flawless transaction in all areas .

  12. Frankie B

    History never looked so EPIC!

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     I received this book as gift and very glad I did. I’m a fan of history and the tales from long ago that helped to shape our present day. Full Disclosure : I am professional illustrator and have to say that the artwork in this book is staggering to behold. The use of watercolor was a fantastic choice. It gives it an etheral look, which helps the reader to transport to that period. I will say that the writing is dense yet works hard manuevering through such historical information. Overall, I was able to navigate through the story. I’ll definitely be reading it again to catch anything I’ve missed. This book should be available in school libraries.

    5 people found this helpful

  13. Matthew E.

    Solid effort

    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.

    4 people found this helpful

  14. Joe Wronski

    Who knew Ceasar wrote comics.

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

    4 people found this helpful

  15. malnugha

    Awesome graphic novel

    Awosome graphic novel! Rarely you could find one on ancient history.

  16. Amazon Customer

    Beautiful art

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

    One person found this helpful

  17. J. Bowman

    Decent, but not enthralling

    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..

  18. Larry

    It doesn’t get more awesome.

    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!

    2 people found this helpful

  19. Charles Edward Harrington

    Mediocore

    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.

    One person found this helpful

  20. Ryan harer

    Fun as opposed to not fun

    A fun read..

  21. Amazon Customer

    Beautiful art

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

    One person found this helpful

  22. Matthew E.

    Solid effort

    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.

    4 people found this helpful

  23. Susann Masson

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  24. john edgar

    I Got A Digital Version A While Back. I Am So Grateful!

    The art in this graphic novel grabbed me immediately. It isn’t your everyday artwork for sure. I can be a story snob and an art snob. This book worked well for both of those parts of my personality.The art has a very distinct watercolor grunge feel to it. I love the 70’s versions of Watership Down (the new one isn’t bad either) and the animated Hobbit and Lord of Rings (again newer ones aren’t bad either). The art in this reminds me greatly of those classics.At first, the story felt a bit choppy which had me a bit lost as I began reading. I felt as if things were happening that I should understand, but I had no frame of reference for them.The art got me to keep going, just with a bit of confusion.The further in I got, the more things seemed to be familiar. Then I began to notice the details in the panels, like the mismatched armor of some soldiers. Which rang true to the time frame and area of how the Roman border troops would be.Toward the back of the book, I skipped ahead a bit, I found where the creators talked about the historical accuracy of the piece. Meticulously researched and factual would easily describe the majority of the book, all of the scenes and events. The parts (mostly dialogue) that were not historically proven, were written to forward the text historically and with vast knowledge and respect to the time period.And the art is amazing. I won’t stop telling you that. It was beautiful. Obviously, they spent a lot of time on the feel and details of the settings. It was amazing to see how they envisioned and brought to life the village and fortification panels.A panel of soldiers crossing a wooden bridge was engulfed in history and nuance as the soldiers themselves became a shadowed background. Allowing for the panel to tell the story it needed to while allowing the construction of the time to become the star of the art.Each piece was just enjoyable to look at. The story was as I said factual and even the fictional portions were fact inspired and didn’t stray from the historical. Once I realized what was going on the story was able to pull me thru history and entertain while even teaching a bit.Give it a shot and enjoy. I did.

    8 people found this helpful

  25. john edgar

    I Got A Digital Version A While Back. I Am So Grateful!

    The art in this graphic novel grabbed me immediately. It isn’t your everyday artwork for sure. I can be a story snob and an art snob. This book worked well for both of those parts of my personality.The art has a very distinct watercolor grunge feel to it. I love the 70’s versions of Watership Down (the new one isn’t bad either) and the animated Hobbit and Lord of Rings (again newer ones aren’t bad either). The art in this reminds me greatly of those classics.At first, the story felt a bit choppy which had me a bit lost as I began reading. I felt as if things were happening that I should understand, but I had no frame of reference for them.The art got me to keep going, just with a bit of confusion.The further in I got, the more things seemed to be familiar. Then I began to notice the details in the panels, like the mismatched armor of some soldiers. Which rang true to the time frame and area of how the Roman border troops would be.Toward the back of the book, I skipped ahead a bit, I found where the creators talked about the historical accuracy of the piece. Meticulously researched and factual would easily describe the majority of the book, all of the scenes and events. The parts (mostly dialogue) that were not historically proven, were written to forward the text historically and with vast knowledge and respect to the time period.And the art is amazing. I won’t stop telling you that. It was beautiful. Obviously, they spent a lot of time on the feel and details of the settings. It was amazing to see how they envisioned and brought to life the village and fortification panels.A panel of soldiers crossing a wooden bridge was engulfed in history and nuance as the soldiers themselves became a shadowed background. Allowing for the panel to tell the story it needed to while allowing the construction of the time to become the star of the art.Each piece was just enjoyable to look at. The story was as I said factual and even the fictional portions were fact inspired and didn’t stray from the historical. Once I realized what was going on the story was able to pull me thru history and entertain while even teaching a bit.Give it a shot and enjoy. I did.

    8 people found this helpful

  26. malnugha

    Awesome graphic novel

    Awosome graphic novel! Rarely you could find one on ancient history.

  27. Kindle Customer

    Not a pleasant read

    The book is a poor attempt at making a graphic novel. It does not really flow like one, more like an illustrated chapter book. Yet in order to make it feel like a graphic novel, it cuts down on the written content to the point that it is actually hard to follow the story.

  28. Kristen R Fort

    Graphic novel about Caesar!

    I backed this project in Kickstarter, and I am so glad I did. The illustrations are wonderful, giving me the idea of the rugged life led 2,000 plus years ago. The authors added fictional characters which adds to the story, giving us more than what we will get from Caesar’s commentary.

    2 people found this helpful

  29. Trust fund squanderer

    Perfect transaction and book

    Perfect and flawless transaction in all areas .

  30. Harry Rosado-santos

    great service

    the n=book is a describe and the service was excellent

  31. Frankie B

    History never looked so EPIC!

    The media could not be loaded.

     I received this book as gift and very glad I did. I’m a fan of history and the tales from long ago that helped to shape our present day. Full Disclosure : I am professional illustrator and have to say that the artwork in this book is staggering to behold. The use of watercolor was a fantastic choice. It gives it an etheral look, which helps the reader to transport to that period. I will say that the writing is dense yet works hard manuevering through such historical information. Overall, I was able to navigate through the story. I’ll definitely be reading it again to catch anything I’ve missed. This book should be available in school libraries.

    5 people found this helpful

  32. Chris Witte

    A cool graphic novel about Ancient Rome

    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!

    5 people found this helpful

  33. Ryan harer

    Fun as opposed to not fun

    A fun read..

  34. Bloomknitter

    Brings antiquity to life!

    Excellent quality, and thoroughly enjoyable. A really fantastic work.I love learning about antiquity, and this book brought it alive. The authentic details included from research were clear. And reading books and visiting museums can only take you so far when imagining what the world used to look like–seeing a talented artist present their own vision of what the period was like adds significant depth.

    One person found this helpful

  35. Laura Williams

    Nice historical graphic novel for teens and up

    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.

    2 people found this helpful

  36. J. Bowman

    Decent, but not enthralling

    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..

  37. Laura Williams

    Nice historical graphic novel for teens and up

    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.

    2 people found this helpful

  38. Kindle Customer

    Not a pleasant read

    The book is a poor attempt at making a graphic novel. It does not really flow like one, more like an illustrated chapter book. Yet in order to make it feel like a graphic novel, it cuts down on the written content to the point that it is actually hard to follow the story.

  39. WW

    Wonderfully illustrated great for history lovers

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

    3 people found this helpful

  40. Meriadoc

    Impressed for the price

    -Great Hardcover Quality (one of the best I have in my collection)-Pages are glossy-The pages are wider than the standard ratio, which is great.-Good Visual Design-Decent colors (some pages are vibrant, some are drab)

  41. Charles Edward Harrington

    Mediocore

    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.

    One person found this helpful

  42. 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!

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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!

  46. Joe Wronski

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

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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!

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. WW

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

  53. Joe Wronski

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

  54. 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!

  55. 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.

  56. 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..

  57. WW

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

  58. 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.

  59. Amazon Customer

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

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Conquest: Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars

(59 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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59 reviews for Conquest: Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars

  1. Bloomknitter

    Brings antiquity to life!

    Excellent quality, and thoroughly enjoyable. A really fantastic work.I love learning about antiquity, and this book brought it alive. The authentic details included from research were clear. And reading books and visiting museums can only take you so far when imagining what the world used to look like–seeing a talented artist present their own vision of what the period was like adds significant depth.

    One person found this helpful

  2. Harry Rosado-santos

    great service

    the n=book is a describe and the service was excellent

  3. Larry

    It doesn’t get more awesome.

    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!

    2 people found this helpful

  4. Chris Witte

    A cool graphic novel about Ancient Rome

    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!

    5 people found this helpful

  5. Kristen R Fort

    Graphic novel about Caesar!

    I backed this project in Kickstarter, and I am so glad I did. The illustrations are wonderful, giving me the idea of the rugged life led 2,000 plus years ago. The authors added fictional characters which adds to the story, giving us more than what we will get from Caesar’s commentary.

    2 people found this helpful

  6. Ken McCormick

    A Modern Rendition of an Old Classic

    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.

    13 people found this helpful

  7. Meriadoc

    Impressed for the price

    -Great Hardcover Quality (one of the best I have in my collection)-Pages are glossy-The pages are wider than the standard ratio, which is great.-Good Visual Design-Decent colors (some pages are vibrant, some are drab)

  8. Ken McCormick

    A Modern Rendition of an Old Classic

    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.

    13 people found this helpful

  9. WW

    Wonderfully illustrated great for history lovers

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

    3 people found this helpful

  10. Joe Wronski

    Who knew Ceasar wrote comics.

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

    4 people found this helpful

  11. Trust fund squanderer

    Perfect transaction and book

    Perfect and flawless transaction in all areas .

  12. Frankie B

    History never looked so EPIC!

    The media could not be loaded.

     I received this book as gift and very glad I did. I’m a fan of history and the tales from long ago that helped to shape our present day. Full Disclosure : I am professional illustrator and have to say that the artwork in this book is staggering to behold. The use of watercolor was a fantastic choice. It gives it an etheral look, which helps the reader to transport to that period. I will say that the writing is dense yet works hard manuevering through such historical information. Overall, I was able to navigate through the story. I’ll definitely be reading it again to catch anything I’ve missed. This book should be available in school libraries.

    5 people found this helpful

  13. Matthew E.

    Solid effort

    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.

    4 people found this helpful

  14. Joe Wronski

    Who knew Ceasar wrote comics.

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

    4 people found this helpful

  15. malnugha

    Awesome graphic novel

    Awosome graphic novel! Rarely you could find one on ancient history.

  16. Amazon Customer

    Beautiful art

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

    One person found this helpful

  17. J. Bowman

    Decent, but not enthralling

    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..

  18. Larry

    It doesn’t get more awesome.

    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!

    2 people found this helpful

  19. Charles Edward Harrington

    Mediocore

    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.

    One person found this helpful

  20. Ryan harer

    Fun as opposed to not fun

    A fun read..

  21. Amazon Customer

    Beautiful art

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

    One person found this helpful

  22. Matthew E.

    Solid effort

    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.

    4 people found this helpful

  23. Susann Masson

    review content

  24. john edgar

    I Got A Digital Version A While Back. I Am So Grateful!

    The art in this graphic novel grabbed me immediately. It isn’t your everyday artwork for sure. I can be a story snob and an art snob. This book worked well for both of those parts of my personality.The art has a very distinct watercolor grunge feel to it. I love the 70’s versions of Watership Down (the new one isn’t bad either) and the animated Hobbit and Lord of Rings (again newer ones aren’t bad either). The art in this reminds me greatly of those classics.At first, the story felt a bit choppy which had me a bit lost as I began reading. I felt as if things were happening that I should understand, but I had no frame of reference for them.The art got me to keep going, just with a bit of confusion.The further in I got, the more things seemed to be familiar. Then I began to notice the details in the panels, like the mismatched armor of some soldiers. Which rang true to the time frame and area of how the Roman border troops would be.Toward the back of the book, I skipped ahead a bit, I found where the creators talked about the historical accuracy of the piece. Meticulously researched and factual would easily describe the majority of the book, all of the scenes and events. The parts (mostly dialogue) that were not historically proven, were written to forward the text historically and with vast knowledge and respect to the time period.And the art is amazing. I won’t stop telling you that. It was beautiful. Obviously, they spent a lot of time on the feel and details of the settings. It was amazing to see how they envisioned and brought to life the village and fortification panels.A panel of soldiers crossing a wooden bridge was engulfed in history and nuance as the soldiers themselves became a shadowed background. Allowing for the panel to tell the story it needed to while allowing the construction of the time to become the star of the art.Each piece was just enjoyable to look at. The story was as I said factual and even the fictional portions were fact inspired and didn’t stray from the historical. Once I realized what was going on the story was able to pull me thru history and entertain while even teaching a bit.Give it a shot and enjoy. I did.

    8 people found this helpful

  25. john edgar

    I Got A Digital Version A While Back. I Am So Grateful!

    The art in this graphic novel grabbed me immediately. It isn’t your everyday artwork for sure. I can be a story snob and an art snob. This book worked well for both of those parts of my personality.The art has a very distinct watercolor grunge feel to it. I love the 70’s versions of Watership Down (the new one isn’t bad either) and the animated Hobbit and Lord of Rings (again newer ones aren’t bad either). The art in this reminds me greatly of those classics.At first, the story felt a bit choppy which had me a bit lost as I began reading. I felt as if things were happening that I should understand, but I had no frame of reference for them.The art got me to keep going, just with a bit of confusion.The further in I got, the more things seemed to be familiar. Then I began to notice the details in the panels, like the mismatched armor of some soldiers. Which rang true to the time frame and area of how the Roman border troops would be.Toward the back of the book, I skipped ahead a bit, I found where the creators talked about the historical accuracy of the piece. Meticulously researched and factual would easily describe the majority of the book, all of the scenes and events. The parts (mostly dialogue) that were not historically proven, were written to forward the text historically and with vast knowledge and respect to the time period.And the art is amazing. I won’t stop telling you that. It was beautiful. Obviously, they spent a lot of time on the feel and details of the settings. It was amazing to see how they envisioned and brought to life the village and fortification panels.A panel of soldiers crossing a wooden bridge was engulfed in history and nuance as the soldiers themselves became a shadowed background. Allowing for the panel to tell the story it needed to while allowing the construction of the time to become the star of the art.Each piece was just enjoyable to look at. The story was as I said factual and even the fictional portions were fact inspired and didn’t stray from the historical. Once I realized what was going on the story was able to pull me thru history and entertain while even teaching a bit.Give it a shot and enjoy. I did.

    8 people found this helpful

  26. malnugha

    Awesome graphic novel

    Awosome graphic novel! Rarely you could find one on ancient history.

  27. Kindle Customer

    Not a pleasant read

    The book is a poor attempt at making a graphic novel. It does not really flow like one, more like an illustrated chapter book. Yet in order to make it feel like a graphic novel, it cuts down on the written content to the point that it is actually hard to follow the story.

  28. Kristen R Fort

    Graphic novel about Caesar!

    I backed this project in Kickstarter, and I am so glad I did. The illustrations are wonderful, giving me the idea of the rugged life led 2,000 plus years ago. The authors added fictional characters which adds to the story, giving us more than what we will get from Caesar’s commentary.

    2 people found this helpful

  29. Trust fund squanderer

    Perfect transaction and book

    Perfect and flawless transaction in all areas .

  30. Harry Rosado-santos

    great service

    the n=book is a describe and the service was excellent

  31. Frankie B

    History never looked so EPIC!

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     I received this book as gift and very glad I did. I’m a fan of history and the tales from long ago that helped to shape our present day. Full Disclosure : I am professional illustrator and have to say that the artwork in this book is staggering to behold. The use of watercolor was a fantastic choice. It gives it an etheral look, which helps the reader to transport to that period. I will say that the writing is dense yet works hard manuevering through such historical information. Overall, I was able to navigate through the story. I’ll definitely be reading it again to catch anything I’ve missed. This book should be available in school libraries.

    5 people found this helpful

  32. Chris Witte

    A cool graphic novel about Ancient Rome

    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!

    5 people found this helpful

  33. Ryan harer

    Fun as opposed to not fun

    A fun read..

  34. Bloomknitter

    Brings antiquity to life!

    Excellent quality, and thoroughly enjoyable. A really fantastic work.I love learning about antiquity, and this book brought it alive. The authentic details included from research were clear. And reading books and visiting museums can only take you so far when imagining what the world used to look like–seeing a talented artist present their own vision of what the period was like adds significant depth.

    One person found this helpful

  35. Laura Williams

    Nice historical graphic novel for teens and up

    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.

    2 people found this helpful

  36. J. Bowman

    Decent, but not enthralling

    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..

  37. Laura Williams

    Nice historical graphic novel for teens and up

    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.

    2 people found this helpful

  38. Kindle Customer

    Not a pleasant read

    The book is a poor attempt at making a graphic novel. It does not really flow like one, more like an illustrated chapter book. Yet in order to make it feel like a graphic novel, it cuts down on the written content to the point that it is actually hard to follow the story.

  39. WW

    Wonderfully illustrated great for history lovers

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

    3 people found this helpful

  40. Meriadoc

    Impressed for the price

    -Great Hardcover Quality (one of the best I have in my collection)-Pages are glossy-The pages are wider than the standard ratio, which is great.-Good Visual Design-Decent colors (some pages are vibrant, some are drab)

  41. Charles Edward Harrington

    Mediocore

    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.

    One person found this helpful

  42. 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!

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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!

  46. Joe Wronski

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

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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!

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. WW

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

  53. Joe Wronski

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

  54. 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!

  55. 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.

  56. 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..

  57. WW

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

  58. 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.

  59. Amazon Customer

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

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