Asterix and Caesar's Gift (Anglais) Broché – 17 novembre 2005
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In this adventure the tale starts with a sadistic Caesar giving a reprobate legionaire a plot of land in the village that has yet to be conquored. Not wanting a village the roman gives the grant to an inn keeper for some wine and goes on his way.
the inn keeper relocates his family to what he see's as 'his village' and gets the shock of his life when his declaration of ownership iis greeted with howls of laughter. Driven on by his wife he runs for the office of Chief forcing Vitalstatistix to run too.
What follows are the evils of politics and the silliness of splinter groups as differing parties spring up- some with only a single member. added to the mix is the drunken soldier who's decided he wants the village after all.
When a retiring Roman legionary named Tremensdelirius is arrested for insulting Julius Caesar the Emperor decides to have a little fun with him and present him with the deeds to a plot of land in Gaul that the Roman army has not been able to conquer. Mr. Tremensdelirius being a perpetual drunk means that he has soon bartered the deed for some booze giving the said new landlord, who is in the hospitality industry, impetus to relocate his scheming Parisian wife and cute daughter to the village.
With their arrival also comes disputes over land and ownership, dissension among the Gauls, political maneuvering, and vote buying through any and all means including ordering fish, anvils and selling coquettish sexual appeal. Oh yes, modern politics stems from a long tradition it seems.
Needless to say the fun never stops, there is plenty of amusement, the illustrations are a riot (and here even for a moment literally so) and 50BC is both introduced and indirectly compared to modern times it seems too.
Julius Caesar gives his troops a plot of land if they give 20 years of work to his army. Julius has overheard that one man up for retirement doesn't like him, so Julius gives him a deed to land he hasn't conquered yet, Vitalstatistix's Gaulish village. Man can't be bothered going all the way up to the corner of Gaul, so he sells his plot for some beer to a tavern keeper, who goes with his family to claim the village. Challenges and chaos follow in the village...