This is the most up-to-date collection of Asterix I have ever seen. I started reading Asterix and Obelix comics since and I have never tired. Asterix and the Laurel Wreath (). Les lauriers de César. Presenting a pretentious thematic undercurrent Basically “Asterix in Rome”. Becomes an. Lots of drinking leads Asterix and Obelix to Rome to steal Caesar’s laurel wreath to help Chief Vitalstatistix. To do so, they’ll have to sell.

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I think I have a rough draft of it written around here somewhere…. The good news is, this is a comedy.

The first Asterix book I read and therefore one of my favourites. As a result, Humerus suffers a headache and sends the Gauls to Caesar’s palace to justify his absence to a secretary there.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Asterix and the Larel Rene Goscinny. Chief Vitalstatistix rashly asterid his brother-in-law to dine of a stew seasoned with Caesar’s laurel wreath, so Asterix and Obelix must go to Rome to fetch those laurels.

From Metatarsus, the two Lsurel learn that Goldendelicius has been appointed as Caesar’s personal asterid, and Caesar himself is due aand hold a triumph for his victory over the pirates. It works every time. And some cute ones, the minor breaking of the prison door playing so lightly with the running joke of the past. They are all so well realised and Uderzo seems to be using the comic to explore more of the depth of Rome as a city rather than the popular cliche seen in Gladiator and that alone makes it work really well.

In a rash bet, Chief Vitalstatistix promised he could use Caesar’s laurel wreath to season a stew. I would argue against that because, even though research has been done, the writers have no lxurel in bending or distorting history to suit their purposes particularly with the jokes regarding Brutus that appear occasionally.

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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Anyway, Impedimentia the Chief’s wife seems to be a little upset that her brother is a well to do merchant while her husband is the chief of a village that has basically rejected the Roman way of life. Other books in the series.

atserix By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. There’s the usual beating up of the Romans and lots of other humorous things going on. To get to Caesar, sell yourself into slavery.

Asterix and the Laurel Wreath

Further, one does not need to know anything about Roman history to enjoy the Asterix albums, however if one’s entire knowledge of Ancient Rome is based upon Asterix albums, then I would have to say that one’s knowledge of Rome is going to be sadly deficient. However, two things occurred to me: The story begins in Rome where Asterix and Obelix are talking; but flashes back to Lutetia where Asterix, Obelix, Chief Vitalstatistix, and the chief’s wife Impedimenta visit Impedimenta’s brother Homeopathix: In the end it is all a matter of identity, and in many cases an identity that you are trying to create for yourself.

When the latter are defeated in the resulting fight, their chief Habeascorpus offers Asterix and Obelix shelter in return for their participation in their raids.

And then things get a little more experimental near the end, with a scene set in the fog of early morning. When Typhus’ other slaves provoke the Gauls into a fight, the wealthy patrician Osseus Humerus is amused and offers to buy them; whereupon Asterix mistakes him for Caesar’s major-domoand completes the sale. Pacing through the streets of Rome, the reader is presented a stunning aerial wfeath of the city, a trip through the market streets, a visit to Circus Maximus and finally the introduction of Asterix and Obelix, as they stroll through the streets of the metropolis.


But getting into the laugel proves to be a tougher challenge than expected… Few comic book series have been as consistently excellent as the Asterix books.

He died in Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Jun 07, Alex Wilson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Though, as luck would have it, they still get an appointment through their buyer to the Palace, where they are captured as traitors and put on trial.

The obstacle the hero must overcome needs to be harder. Also one of the few Asterix books to experiment a very little bit with non-linear narrative, beginning in Rome and then circling back to explain how we got there. What’s the French for Getafix? Eventually, they find their way to the palace and the laurel wreath.

I would suggest that this has a lot to with national pride. Un altro albo da scompisciarsi dalle risate Oct 05, API added it. The Mansions of the Gods Asterix: Sometimes though, those who live among the Hoi Poloi, laurrl drink in their pubs, have much more of an identity than those who are constantly trying to prove themselves among their peers.

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You can forgive a lot of that so long as it provides the set-ups for rweath scenes. Asterix The Gaul Rene Goscinny. Six out of ten. One thing I always found a little too convenient is how Asterix stopped Obelix from ramming his way into the palace, saying they would get torn to pieces by the guards. Not quite as good as I remember, but you can’t go wrong with Asterix really can you?