The Jugurthine War and the Conspiracy of Catiline [NOOK Book]

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Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86-34 BC), or Sallust, was a renowned Roman historian and a decided partisan of Caesar. After his retirement from statesmanship, Sallust devoted his time to the writing of literary and historical works that focused on great persons and events of his age. Although a lesser-known Roman historian, Sallust has become particularly revered for his intention to write scholarly, not merely anecdotal, discussions of events. Nietzsche described his style as "compact, severe, with as much substance...
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Overview

Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86-34 BC), or Sallust, was a renowned Roman historian and a decided partisan of Caesar. After his retirement from statesmanship, Sallust devoted his time to the writing of literary and historical works that focused on great persons and events of his age. Although a lesser-known Roman historian, Sallust has become particularly revered for his intention to write scholarly, not merely anecdotal, discussions of events. Nietzsche described his style as "compact, severe, with as much substance as possible, a cold sarcasm against 'beautiful words' and 'beautiful sentiments'." His "Jugurthine War" relates the war in Numidia c. 112 B.C., of which Rome was the victor. It is most valued for his introduction, in which Sallust gives commentary on the moral decay and discord of the Roman political scene, and of his longing for the forgotten ideals of Rome. In his "Conspiracy of Catiline," Sallust's deep concern for the decline of Rome is evident through the events and conspiracies of Catiline and his followers in the year 63 BC.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420924701
  • Publisher: Neeland Media LLC
  • Publication date: 5/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,244,737
  • File size: 361 KB

Table of Contents


Translated by S. A. Handford

Life and Writings of Sallust

THE JUGURTHINE WAR Introduction
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 CATILINE Introduction
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

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