Name: Logan Miller
Identifying paper topics
The purpose of this assignment is for you to identify your potential paper topics by
learning more about the sources behind them.
First, from the topics you picked out last week,
1) Caesar in Gaul
2) Roman Military
From your work last week, list all the potential sources that you might consult for each.
Be specific, identify author and specific work(s) you would want to use for your project (ex.
are not enough, they are grouped into different collections; identify the
collection on which you want to focus).
(Stacks, DC62.C2813 1996), Tacitus,
The Foreign Wars: Gallic History
(Stacks, DG207.S4H3), Caesar
The Civil Wars,
The Foreign Wars
* All available on http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/
Find these works either in the library or online, and find out about their authors and their
content (all Loebs have an introduction that include both biographical information about the
author and content information about the specific work.
You may also go back to the Oxford
Briefly (3-4 sentences) summarize the author’s life and role in the first
If you are not looking at a written source, tell me about the source (if it is a
building, what is its function, where was it in Rome).
1) Caesar: A Roman statesmen and general, Caesar gained power through political alliances with
powerful leaders such as Pompey and Crassus and through his military conquests in Asia and
Gaul. Caesar led his army over the Rubicon River in 49 BCE and invaded Italy, starting a civil
war that ended with him as dictator of Rome. He was eventually assassinated in 44 BCE by a