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Catiline's Conspiracy, The Jugurthine War, Histories

Sallust
Translated by William W. Batstone

April 2010

ISBN: 9780192823458

304 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

These three works exemplify the Roman historian Sallust's condemnation of the excesses of the late Republic. In the conspiracy of Catiline and the war against Jugurtha he sees moral and political corruption and the tragedy of civil strife. This new translation captures Sallust's distinctive style and considers his work as history and literature.

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These three works exemplify the Roman historian Sallust's condemnation of the excesses of the late Republic. In the conspiracy of Catiline and the war against Jugurtha he sees moral and political corruption and the tragedy of civil strife. This new translation captures Sallust's distinctive style and considers his work as history and literature.

  • The Roman historian Sallust's accounts of Catiline's conspiracy, the Jugurthine War, and his fragmentary Histories together chart the decline of the late republic, and his influence extended throughout antiquity.
  • William W. Batstone's new translation captures the energy and severity of Sallust's Latin style in an accessible English idiom.
  • A full introduction sets Sallust and his works in their turbulent historical context, and considers their achievements as both history and literature.
  • Shorter, individual introductions and chronologies to each of the three works chart the sequence of events.
  • Comprehensive notes, glossary, and index.
  • Up-to-date bibliography and three maps covering the ancient Mediterranean, Italy, and Africa.

About the Author(s)

Sallust

Translated by William W. Batstone, Professor of Greek and Latin, Ohio State University