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The Catiline Conspiracy and the Jugurthine War

Gaius (Sallust) Sallustius Crispus

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Genres:

History

Description:

The Catiline Conspiracy and the Jugurthine War are the two separate surviving works of the historian commonly known as "Sallust". Nearly contemporary to the events he describes, he is supposed to have been a retired officer of Caesar's army. "Catiline" contains the history of the memorable year 63. Sallust describes Catiline as the deliberate foe of law, order and morality (although party politics may have influenced his view). Still, Sallust does recount Catiline's noble traits, including his courage in the final battle. There is doubt among historians about whether Caesar was involved in the conspiracy; several of Catiline's adherents who survived later joined Caesar's side in his was against Pompey. The difficulty of Cicero's position is thoroughly treated. "Jugurthine War" records the war in Numidia c.112 B.C. This war, which introduces the rivals Marius and Sulla to the Roman political scene, recounts the downfall and capture of the Numidian King Jugurtha. There is an exciting description of an agile Ligurian agent of the Roman side entering a besieged enemy city. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:54