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By J. T. Ramsey

ISBN-10: 0195320840

ISBN-13: 9780195320848

ISBN-10: 0195320859

ISBN-13: 9780195320855

In his Bellum Catilinae, C. Sallustius Crispus or Sallust (86-35/34 B.C.) recounts the dramatic occasions of sixty three B.C., while a disgruntled and impoverished nobleman, L. Sergius Catilina, grew to become to armed revolution after electoral defeats. between his fans have been a gaggle of seriously indebted younger aristocrats, the Roman negative, and an army strength within the north of Italy. along with his trademark archaizing sort, Sallust skillfully captures the drama of the days, together with an early morning try and assassinate the consul Cicero and emotionally charged speeches, through Julius Caesar and Cato the more youthful, in a senatorial debate over the destiny of the arrested conspirators. Sallust wrote whereas the Roman Republic was once being remodeled into an empire throughout the turbulent first century B.C.

The Bellum Catilinae is well-suited for second-year or complicated Latin learn and gives a becoming creation to the richness of Latin literature, whereas additionally pointing how to a serious research of late-Republican govt and historiography. Ramsey's advent and remark carry the textual content to existence for Latin scholars. This new version (updated because the 2007 printing) contains maps and urban plans, an up to date and now annotated bibliography, an inventory of divergences from the 1991 Oxford Classical textual content of Sallust, and revisions within the creation and commentary.

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