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The Jugurthine War and the Conspiracy of Catiline

The Jugurthine War and the Conspiracy of Catiline The Jugurthine War Contains the history of the memorable year This book describes Catiline as the deliberate foe of law order and morality It dwells upon the feebleness of the senate and aristocra

  • Title: The Jugurthine War and the Conspiracy of Catiline
  • Author: Sallust S.A. Handford
  • ISBN: 9780140441321
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. This is one of those ancient works that arguably parallels our own times as some argue the things that happened within are evident in our own recent times and a sign of a possible crisis to come (though I would argue Rome went on for hundreds of years after the events in this book). This work focuses on two events during the later years of the Roman Republic: the Catiline Conspiracy (basically a young wanna be senator doesn't get elected and resents it and raises a secret army to take it yet get [...]

    2. Sallust had a long political career, siding with the populists, who would eventually become the triumvirate of Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey. In many ways, Sallust's history resembles Caesar's memoirs twenty years later, but Caesar's biases are much more difficult to ferret out. If Sallust had been a more clever man, we might have taken his word for it and entered his works as pure history, but his bias is so evident that we can almost fill out the rest of the story by it's absence.There are fairl [...]

    3. Through some strange quirk, Sallust is one of the few ancient Roman historians whose two major works have come down to us more or less intact. I had read The Jugurthine War some eight years ago, and I finally decided to read The Conspiracy of Catiline.While Sallust is a journeyman historian, very much like Xenophon compared to Herodotus and Thucydides, he cannot give Tacitus or Livy much of a run for their sestercii. It is interesting to see Catiline from another viewpoint other than Cicero's, e [...]

    4. Two stories from the Roman Republic8 March 2011 I quite like books written by ancient historians, though we must remember the purposes of the ancient historians are a little different to modern historians (though I would argue that it is not all that different). The editor argued that ancient historians tended to have different purposes, though all historians, I believe, will approach a period in history, or, as in Sallust's case, certain events within history, to not only tell a story but for t [...]

    5. THE JUGURTHINE WAR/THE CONSPIRACY OF CATILINE. (ca. 40 B.C.). Sallust. ****.I had not read any of Sallust’s histories before, so I was surprised at how contemporary-sounding they were. Of course, it might have been the translation, but I suspect that it was more a reflection of the author’s true style. These are what I would call ‘readable’ histories of periods in Roman history. They deal with both the actual battles of the time and the politics behind the conflicts occurring mainly on t [...]

    6. Sallust writes as a moral historian. He sees Rome's grandeur as the "good old days" of the Republic which have been ruined by leisure and luxury. It is refreshing to a modern reader interested in history to find history that does not purport merely to set out dry, objective facts, but to record history to some end.This very quality is also what makes Sallust sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, though. I took to writing in the margins of my book "jab!" whenever Sallust brought this theme into his wri [...]

    7. Отличный стиль: выдержанный и ёмкий, можно даже сказать, монументальный. При этом довольно живописный, с философскими отступлениями дидактического характера и выразительными речами (очень напоминает Фукидида). Читать стоит хотя бы ради этих образцовых речей.

    8. The Jugurthine War is filled with good old Roman populist rhetoric and war heroism but I can make heads or tails of the Conspiracy of Catiline so I give it a mediocre rating.

    9. The last years of the Roman Republic were a pretty wild time. Casear was running his army through Gaul, Pompey was battling out in the East and at home, there was discontent and riots. Two of the most interesting moments care rather early in the late period and were both covered by the same author in two short monographs.Sallust was a senator and governor in these years. According to legend, he was wildly corrupt and made a killing before being asked to resign, when he retired to a private life [...]

    10. Gelezen in de Nederlandse vertaling van Vincent HuninkRome in verval - De samenzwering van CatilinaGeschiedschrijving van de dramatische samenzwering van de gewetenloze senator Catilina, die in 63 v. Chr. de macht wil grijpen, maar wiens opstand door consul Cicero verijdeld wordt.Het geheel begint nogal warrig (door gebrek aan context en een enorme hoeveelheid namen), maar krijgt gaandeweg momentum om dramatisch te eindigen met twee meeslepende (door Sallustius zelf verzonnen) redevoeringen van [...]

    11. Siendo uno de los grandes historiadores romanos, la lectura de Salustio se empequeñece ante la fuerza y la legitimidad de las crónicas de Julio César en su Guerra de las Galias. Salustio cuenta en este libro dos historias, una contemporánea a él, y la otra de oídas. Son curiosos los juicios morales que hace al principio de sus relatos, si se contrastan con su vida. Salustio se convierte en historiador después de haber intrigado y de haberse enriquecido en la vida política. No es una mala [...]

    12. I have been on an ancient historians bender recently. If we judge Sallust by the standards of his fellows he is clearly one of the weakest, but so far as I can see nothing bad managed to survive the dark ages to come down to us from ancient Greece or Rome. The book is worth reading as a result, but is hardly the place to start.Really the book is two short monographs on two important, but not very important incidents in the history of the Roman Republic. One of these monographs is on the war with [...]

    13. This Book is mean for everyone who is addicted to the history of Roman Empire. Not withstanding that book is soaked with a lot of historical warrior and place names it's quite naive to navigate and become a part of it. You don't have to be the specialist of this field to comprehend the whole picture.The Conspiracy of Cataline is much more focused on the internal politics and the nature of civil society, meanwhile The Jugurthine War is vastly concentrated on external politics and the art of war. [...]

    14. With a few changes in names, the whole story of "The Jugurthine War" can perhaps be transplanted from 110 BC Rome to the 20th century, or any other period in history, when there are global/central super powers, local tyrants/warlords and puppet governments."The Conspiracy of Catiline" is a tale of political intrigue and class struggle instigated by lust-crazed individuals. It complements Cicero's account of the event in his orations "Against Cataline".Sallust explains, from a rather cynical pers [...]

    15. "When the battle was over, it was plainly seen what boldness, and what energy of spirit, had prevailed throughout the army of Catiline; for, almost every where, every soldier, after yielding up his breath, covered with his corpse the spot which he had occupied when alive. A few, indeed, whom the prætorian cohort had dispersed, had fallen somewhat differently, but all with wounds in front. Catiline himself was found, far in advance of his men, among the dead bodies of the enemy; he was not quite [...]

    16. A fascinating narrative of the war against the illegitimate son of King Micipsa of Numidia through the campaigns of Metellus & Marius.which eventually proved victorious for Romeough Rome failed to include Numidia into the Republic until much later. This war occurred in the late stages of the Roman Republic prior to Caesar, and Sallust's account of this war clearly shows his opinions concerning the decline of the Republic. It is perhaps more of a commentary on the decline of Roman ethics than [...]

    17. An interesting read worth more than most textbooks on all of Rome. The Catiline Conspiracy has clear modern parallels to Occupy Wall Street, as does Rome's deteriorating republic and virtues, the ever present conflict between the rich and poor, though with some important differences (most important being how such divergence in wealth was created). The legitimacy of the movement, or of one similar, would be a great question to focus a class on, as would the legitimacy of Cicero's reaction. The Ju [...]

    18. Fascinating and timeless. Many of Sallust's imprecations against Rome and the Romans could just as easily be made today against Washington and the American politicians. The greed and corruption which seemed to be the very purpose of high office in Rome is comparable to that of America, with its unending line of lobbyists and election contributions. The first history - that on the Jugurthine War - was preferable, with better narrative style, more information given, and a more clear portrait of th [...]

    19. Never thought I would use the word 'succinct' to describe a Roman historian but Sallust has done it. He has written not one, but two histories in the span of 230ish pages. Better still, both have forward momentum so you're kind of propelled to the end. Plus, he adds enough moralizing and characterization about the principle players that the reader is kept interested. He even inserts his own opinions which are, essentially, that morality and noble intentions are absent in the current generation. [...]

    20. This is really two short books. The Jururthine War fills in a gap of knowledge that I had regarding the aftermath of the Thrid Punic War. Also, it helps explain how Marius rose to power. The Conspiracy of Catiline is referred to in greater detail by Cicero. The notes and introductions tot he two books point out that Sallust may have been mistaken about some dates and events. Roman historians in general seem to be ofetn crontradicted by modern historians. There is a powerful speech by Caesar in f [...]

    21. This was a very good narrative of the conspiracy of Catiline. Hutchinson draws mainly on the accounts presented by Cicero and Sallust. He does an excellent job of interrogating his sources and uncovering their biases to help present a more balanced view of Catiline. I also like that he did not view the death of Catiline as the end of the struggle. It is also scary to see how the situation in Rome at this time somewhat parallels the U.S. right now with many disgruntled people out of work, street [...]

    22. Sallust is an interesting writer to look at the final days of the Roman Republic, in his writing the senate is discussed as much as Jugurtha and Catiline. Of the two I enjoyed the Jugurthine War more than the Conspiracy of Catiline, it seemed to be more coherent honestly. While Sallust's history is reasonable the best aspect of both stories are the ways Sallust connects events back to Rome. Additionally, the debate between Caesar and Cato about the conspirators fates is fascinating, and Sallust [...]

    23. Small, but well crafted masterpiece of Roman historiography. I have enjoyed reading about particular events of late Roman republic. Sallust managed to write a text that creates a living image of aristocratic members of the Senate and their approach towards the State and non-nobles. Caesar's speech is a highlight of the text and it deserves to be compared with contemporary political speeches. I can only recommend the book to anyone who is interested to Roman history, literature and politics. This [...]

    24. يوغرطة خان أمانة عمه ميكيبسا -الذي كفله و هو يتيم- و قتل أبنائه هيمبسال و أدربال ثم إستولى على نوميديا و طبعا كان لـ "الكارما" مفعولها حيث خانه صهره بوكوس ملك موريطنية أو ما يعرف حاليا بشمال المغرب رغم أنها كانا في خضم حرب ضد الرومان لطردهم من شمال إفريقيا و سلمه للرومان الذين و [...]

    25. Two at first glance apparently disparate episodes in the history of Rome. Separated in time by a century or so, these two events have marked similarities. Both were crises for the Roman Republic, the latter shortly before the Roman state became an empire.For anyone interested in Roman history this, I would suggest, is a must read.

    26. Given that the Jugurthine war takes place before the Catiline one, I did not understand why the author chose to have the account of the Catiline war before the account of the Jugurthine war. But both accounts would have been, in my view, greatly helped if maps had been included.

    27. Whereas his contemporary Cicero is a great retoric, Livius a great stylist, Cato a great observer and Plinius a wise man, Sallust is just decrying the trends of his time and pushing his political agenda. Decent historic work - but not in comparison to the masterworks created at the same time.

    28. Sallust has the virtue of being a near contemporary of the subjects of his history. (he died in 35 BC), and wrote his account of the Cateline Conspiricy and the Jugurthine War soon after Caesar's death. This edition comes with a useful introduction and notes by S.A.Handford.

    29. I really enjoyed The Catiline Conspiracy, especially the connections Sallust draws between luxury, greed, and social decay. Jurgathine War was okay. It had more action, but I didn't find it as insightful. Both histories had some great speeches.

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