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C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino   By: (86 BC - 34? BC)

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C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino is a remarkable literary work that offers readers a captivating glimpse into the political turbulence and military conquests of ancient Rome. Although the author remains anonymous, their knowledge and deep understanding of historical events are evident throughout the book.

The main focus of the book is on two distinct events in Roman history: the Catilinarian Conspiracy and the Jugurthine War. Through vivid description and precise detailing, the author skillfully transports readers back in time, immersing them in the chaotic political climate of the Roman Republic.

One of the standout qualities of this book is its attention to detail. The author not only provides a factual account of the events but also delves into the motives and inner workings of the various historical figures involved. By doing so, they offer readers a more comprehensive understanding of the complex web of political alliances, betrayals, and power struggles that shaped Rome during this era.

Furthermore, the author's writing style is eloquent and engaging, making the historical narrative accessible and compelling. While the book is based on real events, the author's skill in storytelling makes it read like a gripping work of fiction. The pacing is expertly executed, with suspenseful and dramatic moments that keep readers eagerly turning the pages.

Despite not possessing a title, the book remains an invaluable resource for scholars and enthusiasts of ancient history. Its meticulous research and attention to detail make it an essential reference for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Roman Republic. Additionally, the author's analysis of the political and societal dynamics at play during these events offers valuable insights that extend beyond the realm of history.

However, it is worth noting that this book may not be suitable for casual readers looking for a light and entertaining read. The abundance of historical figures and events, as well as the weighty subject matter, might overwhelm those unfamiliar with Roman history. Nonetheless, for those with a keen interest in the period, this book is a treasure trove of information waiting to be explored.

In conclusion, C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino is an enlightening and engaging book that brings to life the turbulent political landscape of ancient Rome. Despite its lack of attribution, the author's expertise and passion shine through, making it an invaluable resource for both scholars and history enthusiasts alike.

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Classical Series. Edited By Drs. Schmitz And Zumpt.




The text of Sallust, notwithstanding the many and excellent editions which have been published, has not yet acquired a form that can be regarded as generally adopted and established; for the number of manuscripts is great, and their differences have led critical editors to form different opinions as to which, in each case, is the correct reading, or at least the one most worthy of acceptation. This difference of opinion manifested itself especially after the edition of Gottleib Corte (Leipzig, 1724, 4to.), who in many passages abandoned the vulgate as constituted by Gruter and Wasse, and on the authority of a few manuscripts, altered the text of Sallust, on the mere supposition that his style was abrupt. Corte's recension was adopted by many, and often reprinted; while others, especially Haverkamp, in his valuable and very complete edition (Hague, 1742, 2 vols. 4to.), returned to the vulgate. The latest critical editors of Sallust Gerlach (Basel, 1823, &c. 3 vols. 4to., and a revised text, Basel, 1832, 8vo.) and Kritz (Leipzig, 1828, &c. 2 vols. 8vo.) though declaring against the arbitrary proceedings of Corte, yet very often differ in their texts from each other... Continue reading book >>

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