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René Goscinny , Albert Uderzo

Asterix (Series, Book 16): Asterix in Switzerland [Astérix chez les Helvètes]

Asterix in Switzerland is the 16th book of the Asterix adventures comic book series (see also entries for Book 4, Book 6, and Book 12).  The comic opens with Vitalstatistix sacking his shield bearers and nominating Asterix and Obelix as their replacements. While Asterix tries to object, the chief orders them to start immediately. Meanwhile, Varius Flavus, Condatum's Roman Governor, is holding an orgy. The lavish party is first interrupted by the delivery of a large sum of gold rais(...)

literary

YEAR: 1970

COUNTRY: France


René Goscinny , Albert Uderzo

Asterix (Series, Book 17): The Mansions of the Gods [Astérix: Le Domaine des Dieux]

The Mansions of the Gods is the 17th volume of the Asterix comic series. The main characters of this series are the clever and brave Gaul called Asterix and his strong sidekick, Obelix. In their adventures, which follow a similar character arc and plotline, they fight the invaders of the Gaul territory, the Romans. Together, Asterix and Obelix are helped by Getafix, who prepares a magical potion that gives them great strength and power. In the present story, Julius Caesar plans on construct(...)

literary

YEAR: 1971

COUNTRY: France


René Goscinny , Albert Uderzo

Asterix (Series, Book 18): Asterix and the Laurel Wreath [Astérix: Les Lauriers de César]

Asterix and the Laurel Wreath is the 18th story in the Asterix comic series (see also entries for Book 4, Book 6, Book 12, Book 17).  The story commences with Asterix and Obelix in Ancient Rome pondering whether they have made a mistake travelling to the city. An explanatory flashback takes the story Lutetia, the Roman name for modern day Paris. At Lutetia, Asterix and Obelix travel as part of a dinner party that includes Chief Vitalstatistix and his wife, Impedimenta to the home of Ho(...)

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YEAR: 1972

COUNTRY: France


Joseph Rudyard Kipling

Regulus

An introductory note preceding the story explains that the Roman general Regulus, about whom Horace wrote the Ode 3, 5, was captured by Carthaginians and then sent to Rome to negotiate on their behalf. Regulus convinced the Senate not to negotiate with his captors, knowing well that in retaliation, they would torture and kill him. At United Services College in Westward Ho!, the Latin teacher Mr. King asks Fifth Form students to prepare for the entry exam to military colleges to translate th(...)

literary

YEAR: 1917

COUNTRY: United Kingdom