What does Caesar’s description, in The Gallic War, reveal about the technology of war at
the time? How did Caesar use this technology to his advantage? What does Caesar’s
portrait of Vercingetorix suggest about Roman attitudes toward non-Romans? Although
Caesar wrote The Gallic War to describe his own deeds, he uses “he” (the third person)
instead of “I” (the first person) in telling his story. Why do you think he made this
choice? Does his use of the third person give you more confidence, or less, in the truth of
his account? In writing this account, how do you think Caesar intended to shape his
public image and why? Use Caesar, Gallic War in Primary Resources, Chapter 5.