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Prof. Christopher Krebs Lecture at St. Olaf College & University of Minnesota

Feb 20 2014

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CNES Lecture- Christopher Krebs "Julius Caesar–but with a Twist: The Man of Letters"

Julius Caesar, the man of letters, has long stood forgotten in the shadow of the general, politician, and historian. His Gallic War, reduced to a Latin textbook of drab military history, has yet to receive the fresh reading warranted by the paradigmatic shift in the study of ancient historians as aspirants to literature rather than truth. In this talk I will sketch Caesar, the littérateur and linguist, with the help of new readings of his Gallic War.