The Jugurthine War: The Conspiracy of Catiline

The Jugurthine War: The Conspiracy of Catiline

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By (author) Sallust, Translated by S.A. Handford, Introduction by S.A. Handford

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 15mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1982
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140441328
  • ISBN 13: 9780140441321
  • Edition statement: 1st New impression
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 438,667

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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.

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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 Index