This page, which is still under construction, covers the extracts from Caesar's De Bello Gallico prescribed for the USA College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) examination, with the exception, for the moment, of those from Book I. The text was originally taken from Geoffrey Steadman's on-line edition, with corrections (normally involving macrons) and with the addition of an interlinear word-for-word translation and a number of notes. My commentary is less full than Steadman's and it is recommended that students download his edition, memorize the core vocabulary he provides and then read his text for themselves, using his vocabulary and commentary on facing pages. They should then check their understanding using the version provided here.
Additional on-line resources, including notes, detailed maps and a full set of recordings, are also available on the Dickinson College site Their excellent recordings, which I only became fully aware of when my own were almost completed, are accompanied by animated maps illustrating the location of many of the places referred to. Also now available on YouTube is a reading of the entire text of De Bello Gallico buy a user calling himself ThePrinceSterling. This is read in a natural, flowing manner and accompanied by helpful illustrations but the listener needs to provide his own text and the speed of delivery makes it less useful for listening comprehension practice without visual support, My own recordings of some of the chapters were made in haste and contain some errors but should be good enough to provide some assistance. I will be grateful to learn of any mistakes listeners discover, though may not be able to correct them immediately. I can be reached by email here:
There is now also an 80-minute documentary, `Caesar in Gaul', uploaded to YouTube in the Kings and Generals series. This includes animated diagrams illustrating the major battles, as as explanation of the political background to his campaigns.