Sallust's Bellum Catilinae

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J. T. Ramsey
Oxford University Press, 27 gen 2007 - 272 pagine
In his Bellum Catilinae, C. Sallustius Crispus or Sallust (86-35/34 B.C.) recounts the dramatic events of 63 B.C., when a disgruntled and impoverished nobleman, L. Sergius Catilina, turned to armed revolution after two electoral defeats. Among his followers were a group of heavily indebted young aristocrats, the Roman poor, and a military force in the north of Italy. With his trademark archaizing style, Sallust skillfully captures the drama of the times, including an early morning attempt to assassinate the consul Cicero and two emotionally charged speeches, by Julius Caesar and Cato the Younger, in a senatorial debate over the fate of the arrested conspirators. Sallust wrote while the Roman Republic was being transformed into an empire during the turbulent first century B.C. The Bellum Catilinae is well-suited for second-year or advanced Latin study and provides a fitting introduction to the richness of Latin literature, while also pointing the way to a critical investigation of late-Republican government and historiography. Ramsey's introduction and commentary bring the text to life for Latin students. This new edition (updated since the 2007 printing) includes two maps and two city plans, an updated and now annotated bibliography, a list of divergences from the 1991 Oxford Classical Text of Sallust, and revisions in the introduction and commentary.
 

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Sommario

INTRODUCTION
1
II THE WRITINGS OF SALLUST
5
III SALLUSTS CONTRIBUTION TO ROMAN HISTRIOGRAPHY
7
IV SALLUSTS STYLE
10
V THE TEXTUAL TRADITION
14
VI SUMMARY OF THE CATILINARIAN CONSPIRACY
15
VII STRUCTURE OF THE BELLUM CATILINAE
21
VARIATIONS FROM THE TEXTS OF ERNOUT AND KURFESS
24
TEXT
27
COMMENTARY
54
APPENDICES
229
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
233
INDEX NOMINUM
245
INDEX RERUM
248
INDEX VERBORUM
251
Copyright

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J.T. Ramsey is Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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