Catiline's War: WITH The Jugurthine War (Paperback)
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Short Description for Catiline's War: WITH The Jugurthine War Contains three stories from Sallust: "Catiline's War" - tells of the conspiracy in 63 bc; "The Jugurthine War" - describes Rome's fight in Africa against the king of the Numidians; and Histories" - depicts Rome after the death of the dictator Sulla.
- Published: 26 February 2008
- Format: Paperback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780140449488 ISBN 10: 0140449485
- Sales rank: 71,252
Full description for Catiline's War: WITH The Jugurthine War
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.