Sallust's Bellum Catilinae
Edition: 2nd 2006
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Description: In his Bellum Catilinae, C. Sallustius Crispus or Sallust (86-35/34 B.C.) recounts the dramatic events of the 63 B.C., when a disgruntled and impoverished nobleman, L. Sergius Catilina, turned to armed revolution after two electoral defeats. Among his followers were a group of heavily indebted young aristocrats, the Roman poor, and a military force in the north of Italy. With his trademark archaizing style, Sallust skillfully captures the drama of the times, including an early morning attempt to assassinate the consul Cicero and two emotionally charged speeches, by Julius Caesar and Cato the Younger, in a senatorial debate over the fate of the arrested conspirators. Sallust wrote while the Roman Republic was being transformed into an empire during the turbulent first century B.C. The Bellum Catinlinae is well-suited for second-year or advanced Latin study and provides a fitting introduction to the richness of Latin literature, while also pointing the way to a critical investigation of late-Republican government and historiography. Ramsey's introduction and commentary bring the text to life for Latin students. This new edition includes two maps and two city plans, an updated and now annotated bibliography, a list of divergences from the 1991 Oxford Classical Text of Sallust, and revisions in the introduction and commentary.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/27/2007
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Maps and PlansList of Divergences from OCT Edition|
|Life of Sallust|
|Date of Birth|
|Family and Boyhood|
|Service under Caesar|
|Retirement from Public Life|
|The Writings of Sallust|
|The Genuine Works|
|Time of Writing|
|Sallust's Contribution to Roman Histiography|
|State of Roman Historiography before Sallust|
|Choice of TopicSources of the Bellum Catilinae|
|Influence of Thucydides|
|Debt of Cato|
|Sallustian Traits: Brevity, Vocabulary, Grammar and Syntax, Inconcinnitas|
|The Textual Tradition|
|Summary of the Catilinarian Conspiracy|
|Structure of the Bellum Catilinae|
|Variations from the Texts of Ernout and Kurfess|
|Catilinae's Birth Date and Early Career|
|Evidence for the "First Catilinarian Conspiracy"|
|Texts and Commentaries|
|Books and Articles|