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Conquest: Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars

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.

“The whole of Gaul is divided into three parts: one of which the Belgae inhabit, the Aquitani another, and the third a people who in their own language are called ‘Celts,’ but in ours, ‘Gauls.’ They all differ among themselves in respect of language, way of life, and laws….”

Thus begins one of the major works of humanity, Caesar’s “Commentarii de Bello Gallico,” the history of Rome written by a man who marked our history and subconscious, Julius Caesar. 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. If you like Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, you’ll love this classic.

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Additional information

Weight32 oz
Dimensions9 × 11 × 1 in
Format

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Page Count

136

Creator(s)

Vincent Pompetti, Tarek

8 reviews for Conquest: Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. Joe Wronski

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. WW

    The illustrations were fantastic and made for a good read!

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