Talk:Caesar's Civil War

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Date of Return[edit]

    What day did Caesar return to Rome after the 'end' of the war?  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.213.22.172 (talk) 15:24, 21 June 2013 (UTC) 

Clean-up[edit]

Added a clean-up tag to the article. It has the potential to be quite good, but right now suffers from poor copyediting and structure, which makes it very unclear. Also, a lot of information could be added (infobox, etc.) to make the article more cohesive.

Also, every single source I've ever seen has said that Caesar's famous uttering upon crossing the Rubicon was not "alea iacta est", but the same thing in Greek, which was actually intended to mean "the die is cast". "the dice fly high" makes absolutely no sense, even if it is a transliteration. I'm going to change that back once I can find a definitive source for it. The Chief 02:35, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

The crossing of the Rubicon is dated Jan 10, 49 BC. The link to Menander (and his attributed Rubicon quote) shows a poet who lived ca 342-291 BC. I am not certain how he could have been so prescient. Blacksnail 20:28, 6 September 2007 (UTC)


This article is also in desperate need of editing, needs to be more concise and a lot of ambiguity needs to be cleared up. For example: the last section on the aftermath of the war is incredibly hard to understand and is poorly written. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 61.69.25.178 (talk) 02:14, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Woefully Incomplete![edit]

Sorry, but it's only half here - it's missing all the background information, etc.

It has the feel of someone filling it in while they watch Rome, which makes me shudder in horror!

The idea is a sound one - but the author needs to put in lot more research.

Battle of Dyrrhachium

Battle of Pharsalus

Battle of Thapsus

Battle of Munda

Roman Republic

Julius Caesar

etc.

etc.

Seriously - this is a subject of a scope that it could be a doctoral thesis - or the career of single historian.

Beowulf314159 21:45, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Turn into a WP:DAB#Summary_or_multi-stub_pages? I'm trying to do so. Neddyseagoon 17:03, 8 March 2006 (UTC)neddyseagoon

Age?[edit]

I think that it is kind of odd to think that Julius Caesar, how great he might be, was around 63 years old when he defeated Pharnaces II in 47 B.C. That just doesn't seem right to me but you may prove me wrong (or right).

Born (probably) 100BC, so I make him 53, not 63 - still, impressive! Neddyseagoon 10:35, 15 May 2006 (UTC)neddyseagoon

“Veni, vidi, vici”[edit]

in this it said that he said after partha which is not true he said that after Egypt and also at this point in time the XIII didn't have a title--Rofur 00:10, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Episodic[edit]

Removed this statement "Caesar probably writes the Commentaries in this year, although some theories suggest he wrote them one year at a time, in the winter following each year's campaigning" No evidence for this. Probably confused with Gallic Wars. Pengopia (talk) 14:22, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

misleading number of legions[edit]

The article stresses Caesar only had one legion with him but in his Civil Wars Caesar says he was joined by two additional legions from Gaul with fresh levies from Gaul, so though Caesar crosses the Rubicon with only one legion by the time Caesar besieges Pompey in Brundisium Caesar has 3 legions and significantly outnumbers Pompey. The article is therefore misleading in stressing Caesar only had one legion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.43.207.172 (talk) 11:07, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Page title not neutral[edit]

I daresay Caesar might have called it "Pompey and Cato's Civil War." --64.66.85.99 (talk) 00:45, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

We go by what reliable sources use. Please see WP:TITLE for more on this. Walter Siegmund (talk) 22:45, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Optimate/Popularis distinction[edit]

This grossly simplifies the relationship between Caesar and Pompey —Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.67.43.239 (talk) 22:27, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

DMCA[edit]

Take down of the number 45, number forty five. . . dave souza, talk 13:17, 16 October 2012 (UTC)