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Fragments of the Histories ; Letters to Caesar / Sallust ; edited and translated by John T. Ramsey.

Author/creator Sallust, 86 B.C.-34 B.C. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2015.
Descriptionxliv, 611 pages : maps ; 17 cm.
Other author/creatorRamsey, J. T. (John T.) editor, translator.
Included WorkSallust, 86 B.C.-34 B.C. Historiae. Selections.
Included WorkSallust, 86 B.C.-34 B.C. Historiae. Selections. English.
Included WorkPseudo-Sallust. Epistulae ad Caesarem.
Included WorkPseudo-Sallust. Epistulae ad Caesarem English.
Added title page Sallust
Portion of title Letters to Caesar
Series Sallust ; II
Sallust, 86 B.C.-34 B.C. Works. English. (Rolfe and Ramsey) ; II. UNAUTHORIZED
Loeb classical library 522. ^A467228
Contents Preface -- General introduction -- References -- General bibliography -- Sigla -- The Histories -- Letters to Caesar -- Divergences from Maurenbrecher's edition -- Concordances -- Indexes -- Maps.
Abstract "Sallust, Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86-35 BCE), a Sabine from Amiternum, acted as tribune against Cicero and Milo in 52, joined Caesar after being expelled from the Senate in 50, was restored to the Senate by Caesar and took part in his African campaign as praetor in 46, and was then appointed governor of New Africa (Numidia). Upon his return to Rome he narrowly escaped conviction for malfeasance in office, retired from public life, and took up historiography. Sallust's last work, the annalistic Histories in five books, is much more expansive than his monographs on Catiline and Jugurtha (LCL 116), treating the whole of Roman history at home and abroad in the post-Sullan age. Although fragmentary, it provides invaluable information and insight about a crucial period of history spanning the period from 78 to around 67 BCE. Although Sallust is decidedly unsubtle and partisan in analyzing people and events, his works are important and significantly influenced later historians, notably Tacitus. Taking Thucydides as his model but building on Roman stylistic and rhetorical traditions, Sallust achieved a distinctive style, concentrated and arresting; lively characterizations, especially in the speeches; and skill at using particular episodes to illustrate large general themes."--Publisher description.
General note"For this volume ... John T. Ramsey has freshly edited the Histories and the two pseudo-Sallustian Letters to Caesar."--Jacket flap.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LanguageTexts in Latin with English translations on facing pages; editorial content in English.
LCCN 2014951391

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