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La congiura di Catilina è la narrazione appassionata e coinvolgente della più famosa congiura politica dell’antichità, denunciata da Cicerone in Senato nelle celebri Catilinarie pronunciate nel novembre del 63 a.C.
La guerra contro Giugurta è la più ampia delle opere sallustiane pervenuteci: tra il 111 e il 105 a.C., Roma fu costretta a combattere contro il numida Giugurta il quale, pur corrompendo molte personalità romane, non poté evitare la sconfitta e la cattura.
Delle Storie, piccoli capolavori congegnati con estrema abilità, ci restano solo alcuni discorsi e qualche lettera.
Dopo che le ricchezze cominciarono a rappresentare un merito e ne derivarono prestigio, autorità, potere, la virtù cominciò a essere considerata un disonore e l’integrità un’ostentazione. […] In una città così grande e corrotta, Catilina non ebbe alcuna difficoltà ad attirare una cerchia di delinquenti e depravati e farne quasi la sua corte.
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- Data di uscita: 25-03-2021
Sallust is surely one of the most fascinating fellows of the ancient world. Here's a taste of his biography: he attacked Cicero in 52 (failed), was kicked out of the senate in 50. He backed Caesar (smart), but when Caesar sent him to help Antonius, he, well, failed. Two years later he was sent to de Leggi tutto
Sallust is a curious writer. His inability to concentrate on his subject leads to unclear passages, narrative meandering, factual inaccuracies, and emotional tangents in the rhetoric. Occasionally, the dramatic presentation makes for exciting patches, but Sallust doesn't make it easy, throwing in st Leggi tutto
I think I didn't enjoy reading Sallust's 'Catiline's War' and 'The Jugurthine War' as much as I did from reading Arrian's 'The Campaigns of Alexander', Polybius' 'The Rise of the Roman Empire' and Livy's 'The War with Hannibal'. I was sorry for my two-star verdict for these reasons: 1) Whenever I fou Leggi tutto
I think that before I start talking about Sallust, I have to get my need to compare him with Tacitus out of the way. It's obvious that the former has influenced the latter, but they are both sufficiently different that they both have their own unique rewards. While reading Catiline's Conspiracy, I s Leggi tutto
Sallust was a frightful moraliser. These accounts are as much about the path to good character as they are about actual history. The account of the Jurguthine War was the most interesting part in my eyes. There, Sallust lets some moral grey areas creep in. And his descriptions of much of the action
Catiline's Conspiracy was okay but it was The Jugurthine War that was most interesting, it's a classical war campaign narrative. There's war elephants and night battles and treks through the desert to remote towns. Interesting to read about ancient North Africa too, which you never hear about, aside Leggi tutto
That Sallust's writings are the oldest surviving complete works of history in Latin is one of those quirks that are a daily fact of life in the world of classical scholarship. Some texts survive intact, others only as fragments, sometimes in the form of quotations in other texts. That is the fate of Leggi tutto
In regards to Sallust as a historian, he does a wonderful job at covering two wars after the destruction of Carthage (146BC), which is considered by some to be the date at which the Roman morals fell, and the Roman Republic perished. Catiline's Conspiracy: Sallust discusses the Roman Senator, Catili Leggi tutto
Very interesting historiography. Apart from Livy and Tacitus, there were a lot of pre-Augustan historians who wrote chronicles of recent history after they retired from political office: it would have been fascinating to have Piso Frugi's Stoic/moralistic account of the late Second Century or Asiniu Leggi tutto
Around a year ago, I read Sallust's history on the Catiline Conspiracy. This work, related to Cicero's famous tetralogy of speeches against Catiline, became the first work of proper Roman history for I to have read. Coincidentally, I had chosen what is now the earliest complete history of Roman orig Leggi tutto
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