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Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories


Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories

Paperback by Sallust

Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories

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ISBN:
9780140449488
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Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories

Description

Sallust (86-c. 35 bc) is the earliest Roman historian of whom complete works survive, a senator of the Roman Republic and younger contemporary of Cicero, Pompey and Julius Caesar. His Catiline's War tells of the conspiracy in 63 bc led by L. Sergius Catilina, who plotted to assassinate numerous senators and take control of the government, but was thwarted by Cicero. Sallust's vivid account of Roman public life shows a Republic in decline, prey to moral corruption and internal strife. In The Jugurthine War he describes Rome's fight in Africa against the king of the Numidians from 111 to 105 bc, and provides a damning picture of the Roman aristocracy. Also included in this volume are the major surviving extracts from Sallust's now fragmentary Histories, depicting Rome after the death of the dictator Sulla.

Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Penguin Classics
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
256 pages
Publication Date:
06 Dec 2007
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