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Sources of Notes

The notes were selected and edited from the sources below by Brendan Boston, with further selection and editing by Chris Francese. Prof. Julia Gaisser kindly supplied additional notes on 5.28-52. The links below will give access to full scans of these earlier works if available.

Allen, J.H and W.F, and J.B Greenough. Caesar's Gallic War: Four Books. Boston: Ginn and heath, 1874. Books I-IV, with notes and English summaries of each book.

Allen, J. H. & W.F. and Judson, H.P. Gaius Julius Caesar. Caesar’s Gallic War. Boston: Ginn & Company, 1892. Books I-VII. Extensive introductory material, notes, military index and full lexicon.

Allen, J.H and W.F, and J.B Greenough, reedited by James B. Greenough, Benjamin L. D'Ooge, and M. Grant Daniell. Gaius Julius Caesar. Caesar’s Gallic War. Boston: Ginn & Company Publishers, 1900. Books I-VII, with extensive introduction, notes, many illustrations, word lists, and a full lexicon. with macrons.

Anthon, Charles. Gaius Julius Caesar. Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic War and the First Book of the Greek Paraphrase. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1862. Book I-VII, with Greek paraphrase.

Dinter, Bernard. Gaius Julius Caesar. Commentarii cum A. Hirti Aliorumque Supplementis. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1876. Complete Latin edition of the Commentaries. No English notes. Latin Vita Caesaris included, as well as argumenta at the beginning of each book. Includes Hirtius and fragments of Caesar’s other works, including poems and orations.

Finch, James B. Gaius Julius Caesar. Caesar’s Gallic War: Book I. New York: Hinds & Noble, 1898. Book I only. A completely parsed edition. The completeness of Finch’s notes makes the edition valuable to all Latin students. with macrons.

Gaisser, Julia. Notes to Caesar Gallic War, Book 5.28-52. Unpublished, kindly provided by Prof. Gaisser.

Harkness, Albert. Gaius Julius Caesar. Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic War. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1883. Books I-VII. Intermediate students will find notes in this edition helpful, though they appeal somewhat more to advanced students. Full lexicon included.

Harper, William Rainey and Tolman, Herbert Cushing. Gaius Julius Caesar. Four Books of Caesar’s Gallic War. New York: American Book Company, 1908. Books I-IV. Notes helpful to both advanced and intermediate students. Full lexicon. Of particular use are lists addressing common Latin idiom and frequent Caesarean vocabulary.

Hodges, Archibald Livingston. Gaius Julius Caesar. Caesar: The Gallic War. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1909. WITH MACRONS. Books I-VII. Extensive notes, most helpful to more advanced Latin students. Extensive image collection, with particularly clear battle maps. List of related word-groups and lexicon included.

Holmes, T. Rice. Gaius Julius Caesar. Commentarii Rerum in Gallia Gestarum. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1914. Intermediate students will find Holmes’ Preface and Introductory material most helpful, as well as the Geographical Index included at the end of the work. Holmes’ notes on the text, however, are more suited to an advanced or academic audience.

Incerti auctoris, Caesar, Gallic War V with Vocabulary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, date unclear. (preview only)

Kelsey, Francis W. Gaius Julius Caesar. Caesar’s Commentaries. New York: Allyn and Bacon, 1918. Books I-IV. Extensive introduction, many images. Appendices contain a review of Latin grammar, biographical information on Caesar, and a treatment of contemporary Roman art. with macrons.

Lowe, C.M. and J.T. Ewing, Caesar's Gallic War, with a Life of Caesar, Geography and People of Gaul, History of the Military Art in Caesar's Commentaries; Special Vocabularies on the Inductive Plan; Historical and Grammatical Notes, and General Reference Vocabulary, and an Index. Chicago: Albert, Scott & Co. 1895. Book I-VII with full vocabulary and notes beneath the text, similar to Walker. with macrons.

Spencer, J. A. Gaius Julius Caesar. Commentaries on the Gallic War. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1848. Books I-VII. Notes more useful to an advanced student, though intermediate Latin students will find them of some use. Full lexicon included, as well as indices of the geography of the Gallic war and this edition’s notes.

Sihler, E. G. Gaius Julius Caesar. A Complete Lexicon of the Latinity of Caesar’s Gallic War. Chicago: Argonaut, Inc., Publishers, 1948. Sihler’s lexicon is of great use to any reader of Caesar. Contains full dictionary information for each word. Sihler also cites the appearance of each defined word according to book and section number. An invaluable resource.

Merryweather, J. H. and Tancock, C. C. Gaius Julius Caesar. De Bello Gallico. London: Rivingtons, 1879. Book I-III. Intermediate Latin students will find the notes to each book helpful. Scant on maps and other images. No lexicon, though appendices contain reviews of Latin grammar.

Moberly, Charles E. Gaius Julius Caesar. The Gallic War. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1878. Books I-VIII. Notes included tend to appeal to a more advanced Latin-reading audience, but intermediate students will nonetheless be able to glean a worthwhile amount of guidance. Particularly useful for those interested in the editorial scholarship of Caesar’s commentaries.

Peskett, A. G. Gaius Julius Caesar. De Bello Gallico: Commentarius Sextus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1882. Book VI only. Notes more helpful to advanced Latin students. Appendix concerned mainly with editorial matters.

Spencer, J. A. Gaius Julius Caesar. Commentaries on the Gallic War. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1848. Books I-VII. Notes more useful to an advanced student, though intermediate Latin students will find them of some use. Full lexicon included, as well as indices of the geography of the Gallic war and this edition’s notes.

Stock, St. George. Gaius Julius Caesar. De Bello Gallico. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898. Stock provides perhaps the most extensive contextual material of any edition used for this project. Books I-VII of de Bello Gallico are included and annotated. Notes are most useful to those interested in editorial problems associated with Caesar’s work.

Towle, Harry F. and Jenks, Paul R. Gaius Julius Caesar. Caesar’s Gallic War. Boston: D. C. Heath & co., 1909. This edition covers only Book IV of the Gallic War. Even still, notes and introductory material are on par with those of Allen & Greenough. Particularly clear and useful maps, full lexicon included, and appendix with grammatical and syntactical review.

Walker, Arthur Tappan. Gaius Julius Caesar. Caesar’s Gallic War. Chicago: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1907. Books I-VII, with extensive introduction, good, full notes and vocabulary under the main text (through 5.23). Appendices constitute a review of Latin grammar and syntax. Full lexicon included. with macrons.

Walpole, A.S. Gaius Julius Caesar. De Bello Gallico: Commentariorum I. London: MacMillan & Co., 1882. Book I only. Notes provided are extensive and will prove helpful to intermediate students. Full lexicon included.

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