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Often simply called Caesar, Caius Julius Caesar (100 BC 44 BC) is the most well-known Roman. He rose quickly through the cursus honorum as a young man, and eventually conquered Gaul as general following his co-consulship with Bibulus. His Gallic campaign is arguably his best war effort, and he memorialized his campaign in De Bello Gallico. Caesar became Roman Dictator, but was murdered by Roman Senators on the Ides of March (March 15) 44 BC. Caesar led to the end of the Roman Republic and the start of the Roman Empire. This translation by W.A. MacDevitt offers rich insights into the Roman Conquest. Thomas De Quincey's Introduction sets the stage and brings the reader to the forefront of the political and social setting in which Caesar's life took place. The illustrations provided in this book bring the Gallic War to life.