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Caesar: Readings in Latin and English by Professor Moses Hadas

Caesar: Readings in Latin and English by Professor Moses Hadas

Julius Caesar (100 BC–44 BC) is considered the pivotal figure in the transformation of the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. Well known for his skill in battle and his political leadership, Caesar also wrote commentaries on history and politics, including his own achievements. This recording focuses on his efforts in the Gallic War (including the famous lines “Gaul…is divided into three parts….”) and progresses to his attack against Pompey in Greece. Moses Hadas (1900–1966), professor of Greek and Latin at Columbia University, provides a thorough commentary on Caesar’s accomplishments.

Liner notes offer the full texts in both Latin and English and a classroom lesson plan.

Track Listing

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Introduction Moses Hadas 3:38
102
Gallia est omnis divisa... Moses Hadas 1:03
103
Translation: Gaul, taken as a whole, is divided... Moses Hadas 1:19
104
At barbari, consilio Romanorum cognito... Moses Hadas 1:21
105
Translation: The natives knew what the Romans intended... Moses Hadas 1:10
106
Quod ubi Caesar animadvertit... Moses Hadas 1:44
107
Translation: When Caesar noticed this... Moses Hadas 1:18
108
Pugnatum est ab utrisque acriter. Moses Hadas 1:34
109
Translation: Both sides fought with spirit. Moses Hadas 1:09
110
Commentary Moses Hadas 0:26
111
Quanto erat in dies... Moses Hadas 1:13
112
Translation: Day by day the defense... Moses Hadas 1:00
113
Caesar acceptis litteris... Moses Hadas 1:05
114
Translation: Caesar received the message... Moses Hadas 0:55
115
Commentary Moses Hadas 0:18
116
Caesar consilio eius probato... Moses Hadas 1:51
117
Translation: Caesar approved his decision... Moses Hadas 1:22
118
Commentary Moses Hadas 0:17
119
Caesar his de causis... Moses Hadas 2:16
201
Translation: Caesar was now... Moses Hadas 2:15
202
Commentary Moses Hadas 0:18
203
In amni Gallia eorum hominum Moses Hadas 2:57
204
Translation: Throughout Gaul only two classes... Moses Hadas 3:26
205
Commentary Moses Hadas 0:25
206
Erat iniqua condicio postulare... Moses Hadas 1:12
207
Translation: It was unfair of Pompey to demand... Moses Hadas 0:56
208
Commentary Moses Hadas 0:31
209
Quorum discessu liberam nacti milites colloquiorum... Moses Hadas 2:14
210
Translation: The absence of the Pompeian generals... Moses Hadas 1:39
211
Commentary Moses Hadas 0:30
212
Erat nova et inusitata belli ratio... Moses Hadas 2:05
213
Translation: The large number of redoubts... Moses Hadas 1:32
214
Exercitum cum militari more... Moses Hadas 0:40
215
Translation: Following established custom... Conclusion Moses Hadas 0:56

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