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The Jugurthine War : The Conspiracy of Catiline

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"The Conspiracy of Catiline" (his first published work) contains the history of the memorable year 63. Sallust adopts the usually accepted view of Catiline, and describes him as the deliberate foe of law, order and morality, and does not give a comprehensive explanation of his views and intentions. Catiline had supported the party of Sulla, to which Sallust was opposed. Sallust's "Jugurthine War" is a valuable and interesting monograph. We may assume that Sallust collected materials and put together notes for it during his governorship of Numidia. Here, too, he dwells upon the feebleness of the senate and aristocracy.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st New impression
  • maps
  • 0140441328
  • 9780140441321
  • 406,886

About Sallust

Sallust(Gaius Sallustius Crispus), (86-34 BC), was a Roman historian. His principal works are the"Bellum Catilinae," on the conspiracy of Catiline and his account of the Jugurthine War, "Bellum Jugurthinum.""show more

Table of contents

The Jugurthine War/The Conspiracy of Catiline - Sallust Translated by S. A. HandfordLife and Writings of Sallust THE JUGURTHINE WARIntroduction I. Preface II. Early Life of Jugurtha III. Jugurtha's Rise to Power (118-116 B.C.) IV. Jugurtha's Defiance of Rome (116-112 B.C.) V. The First Campaigns (111-109 B.C.) VI. Metellus's First Campaign (109 B.C.) - I: Occupation of Vaga; Battle at the River Muthul VII. Metellus's First Campaign (109 B.C.) - II: Siege of Zama; Rebellion at Vaga VIII. Metellus's Second Campaign (108 B.C.) IX. The New Consul (107 B.C.) X. Marius's First Campaign (107 B.C.) XI. Marius's Second Campaign (106 B.C.) XII. The Betrayal of Jugurtha (106-105 B.C.) THE CONSPIRACY OF CATILINEIntroduction I. Preface II. Catiline's First Attempts at Revolution III. Early Stages of the Conspiracy IV. Party Strife at Rome V. The Betrayal of the Conspiracy VI. The Debate in the Senate and the Punishment of the Conspirators VI. Defeat and Death of Catiline Maps Select Bibliography Indexshow more