Latin III: Julius Caesar's Gallic War (de Bello Gallico)
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Latin III: Julius Caesar's Gallic War (de Bello Gallico)

A reading of samples from his text and a historical study of his conquests
3.5 (3 ratings)
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Created by Mr. Cedric Ebiner
Last updated 8/2016
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 17 Articles
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand Julius Caesar's time period
  • Discuss the significance of Julius Caesar and his conquest of Gaul
  • Read and understand slightly adapted Latin text of "de Bello Gallico"
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  • All basic Latin grammar covered
  • One or two years of Latin
  • Purchase Henle's "Latin Second Year" (physical or digital)

This class is a mix of historical lectures and "discussions" of the Latin passages that the students will read in their original language. Students who have the basics of Latin mastered and the proper interest in Roman history will thoroughly enjoy this course. Through videos of the instructor lecturing, screen recordings of powerpoint presentations and Google Earth animations, this multi-faceted class will keep the students motivated and excited to learn. Roman history and culture, army strategy and tactics, politics of the first century BC, Latin language are all elements that will be covered in the coming lessons.

Evaluations through quizzes will provide automatic feedback to students as they move through the presentations.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who have the basics of Latin grammar mastered
  • Students who have had a very intensive year of Latin grammar
  • Students who have had two years of Latin Grammar
  • Not for students who are only interested in Roman history (Latin language background necessary)
  • Students 7th grade and beyond (with appropriate Latin background and maturity)
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Curriculum For This Course
51 Lectures
2 Lectures 03:03

Textbooks, Quia and Syllabus
The Gauls, long ago . . .
8 Lectures 18:51

Read the text p. 325 to familiarize yourself with THE GAULS and then watch the following video.

Preview 03:44

Veniunt Galli p.378-379

Battle of the Allia

The Story of Camillus (4th Century BC)

The Story of Manlius Torquatus (4th Century BC)

The Burning of Rome

De Gallorum Caede p.393-384
The Roman Landscape at the Time of the Gallic War
6 Lectures 52:20
Roman Society During the Republic

Watch the presentation and take the quiz here:

Roman Government during the Republic

After the lecture, watch the first 36 minutes of this video:

Julius Caesar's Early Life

Politics of the 60s and 50s

Having a sense of the region and its geography is crucial to make sense of this historical text. Study the following lectures and documents carefully, it will enhance the relevance of your studies of Caesar's campaign.

Geography Lesson

Introduction's Wrap Up
The Helvetians Drive to the West
19 Lectures 56:42
Tips and Instructions on the Latin Text

Vocabulary List 1

Read, translate and write the translation of the first 23 lines of the Gallic War.  Watch the video before taking the quiz:

Gallic and Helvetian Geography

Translate first these lines in your notebook and watch this video before taking the quiz.  Find the quiz here:

Line 24-51 Commentary

After translating and writing lines 52-83, take your QUIA quiz here

The Two Routes (lines 52-63)

Vocabulary List 2
1 page

Quiz Lines 84-108

Short Essay: Caesar and the Helvetians at Genava

Caesar's Trek through the Alps

Take the quiz here

Commentary 109-132

Vocabulary List 3
1 page

Battle of the Saone

Hot Pursuit

Battle of Bibracte (Part 1)

Battle of Bibracte (Part 2)

Documentary on The Roman Army

Quiz Lines 133-171 & Quiz lines 172-217


War against Ariovistus (late 58 BC)
Conspiracy among the Belgians
2 Lectures 14:18
Vocabulary List 4
1 page

Translate, watch and take the following tests:

Test I [this covers the intro and text up to "Caesar's Plan" p. 57-58]
Test II [the rest]

Commentaries on the Belgian Campaign
Trouble in the Alps
3 Lectures 11:33
Trouble in the Alps

Find the quiz on this section here:

Also while you are looking up the modern city of OCTODURUS, try to see if you can find a picture of a Roman Monument in that town and email it to me.

Trouble in the Alps Commentary

Picture Essay
Revolt on the Seacoast
2 Lectures 06:14
Vocabulary List 5
1 page

Translate, watch and take the quiz:  Take the quiz here

Revolt on the Seacoast
Massacre of the Usipetes and Tencteri
6 Lectures 19:20

-Study the vocabulary well by spending some time on quizlet here:

-Then see how you would do with this derivative exercise:

Vocabulary List 6
1 page

Roman Navy

Commentaries on the Massacre

Create a series of Drawings in Google Docs (See YouTube Tutorial) that show the sequence of the “German Stratagem” described in lines 11-21 on p. 91-92.  (Or if you want to hand draw the sequence and email it to me that's just fine.)

The German Stratagem

Deep questions & Quiz

After the Massacre
All of Gaul in Arms
3 Lectures 12:47
Vocabulary List 7
1 page

The Final Countdown

After you are done with your translations and you have watched the lectures take this final quiz

All of Gaul in Arms
About the Instructor
Mr. Cedric Ebiner
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I am a French-speaking Swiss native born in Lausanne. After completing my primary and secondary education in the homeland, I moved to Southern California for college. I attended Cal Poly Pomona and got hired at Loyola High School after graduation. I have been working at this college prep school since 1998 as a French and Latin instructor.

A little bit over ten years ago, we started homeschooling our children and I quickly became aware of the need for Latin instructors in this field. I began teaching children who are homeschooled and had a great time doing this in person. Due to professional schedule changes I have had to consider new avenue to teach my homeschoolers. That is why I am now on Udemy.

Learning a language not only open possibilities to engage with people from different parts of the world but it also open one's mind like not many other experiences.

I hope you enjoy my classes.