Caesar’s Description of Bridging the Rhine (Bellum Gallicum 4.16–19): A Literary Analysis

  title={Caesar’s Description of Bridging the Rhine (Bellum Gallicum 4.16–19): A Literary Analysis},
  author={Robert D. Brown},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  pages={41 - 53}
Book 4 of the Bellum Gallicum revolves around two spectacular and pioneering achievements: the bridging of the Rhine and the crossing of the English Channel. The former has received far less attention than the latter, and most of it has focused either on the details of the bridge’s location and construction 1 or on Caesar’s strategic aims. 2 Few have approached the passage as a work of literature to examine its narrative structure and verbal texture or to pose the question of what Caesar hoped… 
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