History of Julius Caesar

There were three great European nations in ancient days, each of which furnished history with a hero: the Greeks, the Carthaginians, and the Romans.

Alexander was the hero of the Greeks.

The Carthaginian hero was Hannibal.

The Roman hero was Caesar.


And so begins Jacob Abbott’s story of Julius Caesar.  His account is thorough, covering everything from his early years, the conquest of Gaul, right up to the burning of his body:

So fierce and extensive was the fire, that it spread to some of the neighboring houses, and required great efforts to prevent a general conflagration. The people, too, became greatly excited by the scene.

Download History of Julius Caesar at gutenberg.org.

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