Free Shipping in Australia on over 5 million books in stock
Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories By Sallust

Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories

Used Price
18,49 $
inc. GST
Free Shipping in Australia
Contains three stories from Sallust: "Catiline's War" - tells of the conspiracy in 63 bc; "The Jugurthine War" - describes Rome's fight in Africa against the king of the Numidians; and Histories" - depicts Rome after the death of the dictator Sulla.

Only 1 left


Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories Summary


Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories by Sallust

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.

Customer Reviews - Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories


Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

About Sallust


Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus), (86-34 BC), was a Roman historian. His principal works are the Bellum Catilinae, on the conspiracy of Catiline and his account of the Jugurthine War, Bellum Jugurthinum.


A. J. Woodman is Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. He has co-authored commentaries on Tacitus' Annals, and a monograph Latin Historians. Most recently he has produced Tacitus Reviewed, co-edited Traditions and Contexts in the Poetry of Horace, and published an award-winning translation of Tacitus' Annals.

Additional information

GOR002758624
Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories by Sallust
Sallust
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2007-12-06
256
0140449485
9780140449488
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.