In this article I provide a stylistic commentary on the narrative techniques employed in Caesar's presentation of the events preceding the second British expedition and narrated in Gall. v 1-7. I firstly contextualise Caesar's second expedition to Britain in his uninterrupted search for new enemies. Then, I discuss the narrative organisation of the first five chapters of the book v and offer a close-reading and a rhetorical analysis concerning Caesar's account of the rebellion and execution of the Aeduan commander Dumnorix (Gall. v 6-7). In the end, I show how Caesar manipulated the narrative to conceal that the situation in Gaul in Spring 54 was so dangerous that it should have prevented him from leaving the continent.

The Rebellion of Dumnorix and the Second expedition to Britain Events manipulation in Caesar's De bello Gallico V 1-7 / G. Ranzani. - In: MAIA. - ISSN 0025-0538. - 70:3(2018), pp. 461-476.

The Rebellion of Dumnorix and the Second expedition to Britain Events manipulation in Caesar's De bello Gallico V 1-7

G. Ranzani
2018

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In this article I provide a stylistic commentary on the narrative techniques employed in Caesar's presentation of the events preceding the second British expedition and narrated in Gall. v 1-7. I firstly contextualise Caesar's second expedition to Britain in his uninterrupted search for new enemies. Then, I discuss the narrative organisation of the first five chapters of the book v and offer a close-reading and a rhetorical analysis concerning Caesar's account of the rebellion and execution of the Aeduan commander Dumnorix (Gall. v 6-7). In the end, I show how Caesar manipulated the narrative to conceal that the situation in Gaul in Spring 54 was so dangerous that it should have prevented him from leaving the continent.
Latin Language and Literature; Caesar's De Bello Gallico; Rhetoric; Rhetorical and Stylistic Analysis; Close-reading; Commentary
Settore L-FIL-LET/04 - Lingua e Letteratura Latina
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