Description : 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.
Description : These are the only surviving works by a man who held various public offices in Rome and was a friend of Caesar's and an opponent of Cicero's.
Description : 'the glory of wealth and physical beauty is fluid and fragile; but virtue is held brilliant and eternal' The Roman historian Sallust lived through troubled times. He deplored the moral and political decline of the Republic, and in his two monographs he set out to exemplify the reasons for the years of civil strife. Catiline's Conspiracy is an account of the rebellion against the state led by the disaffected Catiline. For Sallust it was 'especially memorable because of the unprecedented nature of the crime and the danger it caused'. Rome's fight against the king of Numidia in The Jugurthine War is a graphic depiction of power struggles in Rome and brutal battles in Africa that eventually resulted in the capture of Jugurtha. Sallust's abrupt and distinctive style is the perfect vehicle for his moral urgency, bitter condemnation, and satirical cynicism. This new translation, which also includes Sallust's fragmentary Histories, captures his effects in an accessible English idiom, and provides a comprehensive introduction to his work as history and literature. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Description : This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...and promises, wrought on him so effectually, that he preferred the prince's interest to his own character, honor, and all other considerations. The rest of the commissioners he assailed in a similar way, and gained over most of them; by a few only integrity was more regarded than lucre. In the division of the kingdom, that part of Numidia which borders on Mauretania, and which is superior in fertility and population, was allotted to J ugurtha; of the other part, which, though better furnished with harbors and buildings, was more valuable in appearance than in reality, Adherbal became the possessor. XVII. My subject seems to require of me, in this place, a brief account of the situation of Africa, and of those nations 1 His ruling passion Oonsuetd libidine. Namely, avarice. '' XVI. Lucius Opimius His contention with the party of C. Gracchus may be seen in any history of Rome. For receiving bribes from Jugurtha he was publicly accused, and being condemned, ended his life, which was protracted to old age, in exile and neglect. Cic. Brut. 33; Plano. 28. in it with whom we have had war or alliances. But of those tracts and countries, which, from their heat, or difiiculty of access, or extent of desert, have been but little visited, I can not possibly give any exact description. Of the rest I shall speak with all possible brevity. In the division of the earth, most writers consider Africa as a third part; a few admit only two divisions, Asia and Europe,1 and include Africa in Europe. It is bounded, on the west, by the strait connecting our sea with the ocean;? on the east, by a vast sloping tract, which the natives call the Catabathmos.3 The sea is boisterous and deficient in harbors; the soil is fertile in corn, and good for...
Description : Excerpt from Sallust's Jugurthine War and Conspiracy of Catiline: With an English Commentary, and Geographical and Historical Indexes With regard to the Indexes that have been added to the work, it may be sufficient to remark, that the object, in preparing them, was to relieve the commentary from what might have proved too heavy a pressure of mate rials, and have deterred from, rather than invited, a pe rusal. The geographical and historical matter, with a very few slight exceptions, now stands by itself, and may be consulted with more convenience, and it is hoped, with more decided advantage. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Description : Excerpt from Sallust's Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jugurthine War: Literally Translated, With Explanatory Notes Sallustius Crispus, commonly known as Sallust, was born at Amiternum, a town in the Sabine territory, about the year 87 B.C. His father, Caius Sallustius, is thought by some to have been a patrician. The better authorities, however, contend that he was a plebeian, and advance in support of their belief the facts that Sallust himself held the office of tribune of the people, and that in his writings are found comments not favorable to the aristocracy. At an early age Sallust removed to Rome and studied under Philogus, a celebrated grammarian of that period, who subsequently became the tutor of the distinguished Asinius Pollio. He speedily developed a taste for the study of history and devoted himself to that pursuit with great assiduity, though not to the exclusion of indulgence in pleasure, if we are to judge from the observations of his critics. He also took an active interest in politics. He is said not to have adopted the usual methods for securing for himself political power and influence, viz., by pleading the causes of persons accused of crimes, inasmuch as no orations of his have come down to us. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.