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    Re: Dating Caesar's first incursion to Britain
    From: Bill Morris
    Date: 2008 Jul 10, 22:51 -0700

    Caesar's prose comes across to me as beautifully concise, clear, and
    expressed; a superb piece of reportage; though careful to show himself
    in a
    good light.
    Forty five and more years ago, when I was required to translate some
    large chunks of Caesar, it did not occur to me that his style was at
    all clear... But my wife, who was a classicist, say that his style was
    thought to be very straightforward narrative, without flourishes, and
    for that reason was often selected for beginners to struggle with.
    Looking at the Latin alongside a fairly literal translation by W A
    MacDevitt I am left uneasy about the researchers conclusions, since
    they seem to be based on somewhat shakey premises and assumptions,
    some of which George has already pointed out.
    Bill Morris
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