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Sallust's Bellum Catilinae

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ISBN-10: 0195320859

ISBN-13: 9780195320855

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: J. T. Ramsey

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $36.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 9.09" wide x 6.10" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Maps and PlansList of Divergences from OCT Edition
Introduction
Life of Sallust
Date of Birth
Family and Boyhood
Political Career
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
Sallust's Style
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
Siglatext
Commentary
Appendices
Catilinae's Birth Date and Early Career
Evidence for the "First Catilinarian Conspiracy"
Selected Biography
Texts and Commentaries
Books and Articles
Index Nominum
Index Rerum
Index Verborum