I bought Gallic Wars a while back, never got to reading it though. I've recently purchased a couple of new books, namely:
- Hannibal, Pride of Carthage, by David Durham
- Roman Warfare, by Adrian Goldsworthy
- In the name of Rome, by Adrian Goldsworthy
- The Punic Wars, by Nigel Bagnall
- The Fall of Carthage, by Adrian Goldsworthy
- Gallic Wars
Good books all, though Hannibal, Pride of Carthage is mostly fluff, and all of the events are already known. Still it's a good book for atmosphere.
I also want to point out a book made by 6 guys at TWC.
Hannibal ante portas. It's a collection of fiction tales, 6 of them, and describes the Punic Wars from both Roman and Carthaginian viewpoint.
You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.
Chauvinism is not a particularly nice trait at the best of times but can be suicidal when the person your talking too can have you executed on a whim.Facebook, anyone?