• Title: Sallust
  • Author: Sallust John C. Rolfe
  • ISBN: 9780674991286
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Hardcover
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    Sallust, Gaius Sallustius Crispus 86 35 BCE of Amiternum, after a wild youth became a supporter of Julius Caesar He was tribune in 53 expelled from the Senate in 50 was quaestor in 49, praetor in 46 He saw Caesar triumph in Africa and became governor of Numidia, which he oppressed Later in Rome he laid out famous gardens, retired from public life, and wrote a monogrSallust, Gaius Sallustius Crispus 86 35 BCE of Amiternum, after a wild youth became a supporter of Julius Caesar He was tribune in 53 expelled from the Senate in 50 was quaestor in 49, praetor in 46 He saw Caesar triumph in Africa and became governor of Numidia, which he oppressed Later in Rome he laid out famous gardens, retired from public life, and wrote a monograph on Catiline s conspiracy and one on the war with Jugurtha both extant , and a history of Rome 78 67 BCE little survives.Though biased, Sallust s extant work is valuable It shows lively characterisation in speeches after Thucydides s manner and attempts to explain the meaning of events The work on Catiline has been called a study in social pathology Sallust s style anticipates that of the early Empire Introduction The war with Catiline The war with Jugurtha Orations and letters from the histories Speech of Lepidus Speech of Phillippus Speech of Gaius Cotta Letter of Pompey Speech of Macer Letter of Mithridates The pseudo Sallustian works Speech to Caesar on the state Letter to Caesar Invective against Marcus Tullius Invective of Marcus Tellius against Sallust Index.

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    1. Sallust was an ancient Roman general and governor who sided with Julius Caesar in the Roman Civil Wars. This Loeb edition is conveniently small and contains the original Latin with an English translation on the opposite page.This book contains the complete works of Sallust, which are:The Jugurthine War-This was a minor and relatively unimportant war fought by the Romans against a king of the Numidians named Jugurtha. Jugurtha was a cruel and crafty monarch, and this story of his war is interesti [...]

    2. This Loeb edition is a good translation that flows well, which is a pleasant surprise since most Loebs are a labor to read. Sallust is one of the few good sources for Roman Republican history. This edition contains the War with Cataline; the War with Jugurtha; six orations and speeches from Sallust’s fragmentary Histories, and several pseudo-Sallustian works appended to the end. The War with Jugurtha was a bit tedious, although it illustrates how much the late Republic had changed and was cont [...]

    3. Sallust himself pointed out that Romans as a culture were disinclined to produce brilliant historians, and unfortunately in his case it may be true. The writing is only at times riveting or poetic. On the other hand he is writing fairly close to contemporaneously to the events he studies in the case of the Cataline conspiracy and withing living memory with his work covering some of the African wars. If you consider this a frank and fairly detailed long-form journalism rather than a literary plea [...]

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