Sallust was once one of many first classical historians to maneuver past a dry recitation of truth to color sharp-edged pics of the ethical and political degeneration of the Roman Republic. Sallust's abrupt and targeted variety is the proper motor vehicle for his ethical urgency, sour condemnation, and satirical cynicism. William W. Batstone's new translation, which include the fragmentary Histories, captures the severity of his Latin variety. Catiline's Conspiracy describes the bloody uprising led through the wicked and disaffected Catiline. For Sallust it was once particularly tense due to the exceptional nature of the crime and the chance it triggered. The Jugurthine War bargains a picture depiction of the battle opposed to the king of Numidia, highlighting the facility struggles in Rome and the brutal battles in Africa. A wide-ranging creation units Sallust and his works of their turbulent historic context, and considers their achievements as either background and literature. Batstone additionally presents shorter introductions to every of the 3 works in addition to finished notes, an up to date bibliography, and maps of the Mediterranean, Italy, and Africa.
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19. NOTE ON THE TRANSLATION There are probably about as many views of translation as there are translators, and for good reason. Not only does each language divide the world in diﬀerent ways, but each author and translator uses the resources of his or her language, its sounds and rhythms as well as its vocabulary and syntax, in ways that cannot be duplicated in diﬀerent sounds, vocabulary, rhythm, and syntax. Translation is one of the arts of compromise, and as such may seem to be now a form of betrayal, now an act of love.
Jugurthine War begins. 109 Q. Caecilius Metellus consul. 108 Birth of L. Sergius Catilina (Catiline). 107 Marius consul for the ﬁrst time; Sulla quaestor. 106 Birth of Cn. Pompeius (Pompey); birth of M. Tullius Cicero. 105 P. Rutilius Rufus consul; Jugurthine War ends; battle of Arausio (against the Cimbri). 104 Marius consul for the second time; his triumph brings Jugurtha to Rome; death of Jugurtha. 103 Marius consul for the third time; L. Saturninus tribune of the plebs. 102 Marius consul for the fourth time.