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ISBN: 9780856686375

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Sallust: The War Against Jugurtha

Catalina Balmaceda and M. Comber

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

The Roman historian C. Sallustius Crispus, better known as Sallust, decided to write about the war against the Numidian king Jugurtha, 'because it was a long and cruel struggle in which fortune swung from side to side; and secondly, because it was then for the first time that a stand was taken against the arrogance of the nobles'.