Julius Caesar Writing Styles in The Conquest of Gaul

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Perspective

The author of the Conquest of Gaul is Julius Caesar, who in his capacity of Governor of Transalpine Gaul, conducted campaigns in Gaul from 58 BC to 51 BC. It is written in the third person from the point of view of Caesar himself, and the accounts furnish a record of the seven years of campaigns, which were carried out in the name of Rome to suppress rebellions in Gaul and to protect the Roman Province, which had been established along the Mediterranean coast.

The intended audiences are the Senate and citizens of Rome, who are informed not just about the exploits of the Roman legions, but also provided with accounts of the customs and constitutions of the inhabitants of the territories and also of the geography of the area.

Caesar spends a lot of effort to justify his military adventures as being necessary to ensure the safety of the...

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