Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Book of the Month -- e-book, that is.

Caesar in Gaul and Rome
War in Words

By Andrew M. Riggsby
University of Texas Press, 2006




Winner of the 2006 AAP/PSP Award for Excellence, Classics and Ancient History


Anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with Latin knows "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres" ("All Gaul is divided into three parts"), the opening line of De Bello Gallico, Julius Caesar's famous commentary on his campaigns against the Gauls. But what did Caesar intend to accomplish by writing and publishing his commentaries, how did he go about it, and what potentially unforeseen consequences did his writing have?

These are the questions that author Andrew Riggsby pursues in the award-winning Caesar in Gaul and Rome. Named by the Association of American Publishers as the 2006 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) award winner for Excellence in Classics and Ancient History, Caesar in Gaul and Rome uses contemporary literary methods to examine the historical impact De Bello Gallico had on the Roman reading public and offers a fresh interpretation of Julius Caesar's Gallic War that focuses on Caesar's construction of national identity and self-presentation.


Get this book by going to our catalog and finding it there:http://butlerlib.butlercc.edu:7195/webopac/main


You'll have to use your pipeline account to get into the book...


There was lots of discussion at ACRL in Baltimore on new technologies. I'm beginning to think that we are getting ahead of our customers. I hope this book is not hard to get to... please let me know if you find that a challenge.


Micaela

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