The Catilina and Jugurtha of Sallust; with Notes and Excursus

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General Books LLC, 2013 - 104 pagine
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...first to. Carnutes principes se ex omnibus bellumfacturos pollicentur, Caes. Bell. Gall. vii. 2.--3. mulieres, i. e. matronas, ladies, women of rank and family. These, as we may see, were all married women; and what a picture does this give of the corruption of morals under the republic, not exceeded by that under the empire, and which would be unknown to us were it not for the pen of Sallust!--primo, i. e. in their younger days; see on 1.--neque, i. e. at non.--modum, i.e.Jinem, a limit: comp. Hor. Carm. i. 16,2; iii. 15, 3.--conflaverant, i. e. contraxerant: see on xiv. 2.--4. servitia, i.e. the slaves belonging to their husbands. The men of rank kept great numbers of slaves in their mansions at Rome.--urbem incendere. It would seem from this that these abandoned women would set fire to their own houses.--viros, i. e. maritos. This use of the word is frequent in the comic poets, like the Greek dvr)p. XXV. 1. Sedinhis, i. e.. Now one of these.--Sempronia. The wife of D. Junius Brutus (see xl. 5), and mother of D. Brutus, one of the slayers of Caesar. She was by birth of the Sempronian gens, but to which of its families, which were numerous, as the Gracchi, Atratini, Blaesi, etc., she belonged, is not known. Perhaps Sallust's reason for naming her in particular, for which there was no necessity, was to cast a slur on the memory of her son.--virilis, i. e. which only belonged, was suited to a man.--2. viro, i. e. marito.--satis, i. e. bene, multum, valde: see on ii. 1.--litteris.... docta. Cicero (Brut. 45) uses doctus in like manner with the sb.--psallere et saltare, sc. sciebat. Psalkre is Jidibus canere, to play on the lute. Young persons of both sexes at Rome were taught both music and dancing, for which there were regular...

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Roman historian and politician [Gaius Sallustius Crispus], known as Sallust, was a tribune of the people and a praetor. In 50 b.c., after being expelled from the Senate supposedly for adultery, he showed his support for Julius Caesar by participating in his African campaign and by serving as his governor in Numidia (modern-day Algeria). Charged with extortion upon his return to Rome, he retreated from public life and retired to literary pursuits. His first work, Catilina (43--42 b.c.), recounts the suppression of Catiline's conspiracy to seize power. His next work, Jugurtha (41--40 b.c.), focuses on the frailties of the Roman aristocracy during the war against the Numidian king Jugurtha. Sallust's Histories---his last work---devoted to the history of Rome, survives only in fragments and probably covers the period from 78 to 67 b.c. In his literary pursuits, which tend to be inaccurate and strongly biased, Sallust distinguished himself more for his terse and direct style than for substance.

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