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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (693 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sallust Narrator: Charlton Griffin Publisher: Audio Connoisseur Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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A bloody revolt by a North African prince and a plot to seize control of Rome are the subjects of two short masterpieces of ancient history by the illustrious Roman chronicler, Sallust.

The Jugurthine War tells the story of the crafty Numidian, Jugurtha, his brutal lunge for power beginning in 118 B.C. and his capture and execution in 106 B.C. It is a tale of pitched battles and savage guerilla warfare, failed peace conferences and corrupt officials, treachery and heroism.

The Conspiracy of Cataline is a gothic tale of revenge, violence, and naked aggression in the pursuit of power. Its most famous participants are Cicero, the young Julius Caesar, and Lucius Sergius Cataline. Cataline is described by Sallust as a guilt-stained soul at odds with gods and men, who found no rest either waking or sleeping, so cruelly did conscience ravage his overwrought mind.

Hear the peculiar power in the dramatic prose which Sallust employs in these two great works. They are not only a magnificent example of the gravitas of the Latin language in the hands of a master, but also a valuable source for the speeches of some of history's most famous leaders. Translated by Handford, Lord, and Blackistone.

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With Cataline himself present in the Roman senate chamber near the end of 63 B.C., Cicero hurled at him one of the most superb examples of oratory ever known, the famous First Oration Against Cataline which was memorized by schoolboys for a thousand years. As the speech continued, the senators who were seated in the vicinity of Cataline quietly got up one by one and moved away from him, leaving him alone on one side of the senate chamber staring at the floor. Upon its completion, with applause for Cicero still ringing in his ears, Cataline walked out of the senate building and left Rome. Listen as this spine tingling example of oratorical bravura engulfs Cataline! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 12/15/2013

    " This was actually a great book, especially if you are a fan of the time period. Take everything that the Romans write with a grain of salt, but overall very readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 12/10/2013

    " Another standard Roman History book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Anderson | 12/7/2013

    " Good reference work on these two topics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick\ | 11/10/2013

    " How did Jugurtha do it? What a military mind for a non-Roman from the backwoods of North Africa. And like the Romans, he could never keep his word - until dead, that is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luis Salas | 9/11/2013

    " If at all possible, I like Sallust more than Tacitus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ev | 8/20/2013

    " Sallust's Jugurthine War is much better than his Conspiracy of Catiline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 7/2/2013

    " Great accounts of Roman clashes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blake | 10/14/2012

    " The Jugurthine War was a great read. Hootie hoo for Stoicism and Roman history! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffry | 1/16/2011

    " Given how little we have how do I rate the ancient sources other than "must read?" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 bkwurm | 9/19/2010

    " Given that the Jugurthine war takes place before the Catiline one, I did not understand why the author chose to have the account of the Catiline war before the account of the Jugurthine war. But both accounts would have been, in my view, greatly helped if maps had been included. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skyler Reidy | 1/13/2010

    " I really enjoyed The Catiline Conspiracy, especially the connections Sallust draws between luxury, greed, and social decay. Jurgathine War was okay. It had more action, but I didn't find it as insightful. Both histories had some great speeches. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah | 5/31/2009

    " Whereas his contemporary Cicero is a great retoric, Livius a great stylist, Cato a great observer and Plinius a wise man, Sallust is just decrying the trends of his time and pushing his political agenda. Decent historic work - but not in comparison to the masterworks created at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 12/20/2008

    " Very engaging for Roman history fans. Full of useful food for thought from one dying republic to one in deep trouble. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ainsley | 8/31/2007

    " Sallust has the virtue of being a near contemporary of the subjects of his history. (he died in 35 BC), and wrote his account of the Cateline Conspiricy and the Jugurthine War soon after Caesar's death. This edition comes with a useful introduction and notes by S.A.Handford. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 6/17/2007

    " An account of the war against the king of Numidia in Africa. Harsh and to the point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/13/2005

    " The speeches of Caesar and Cato in "The Conspiracy of Cataline" are a "must read" for anyone interested in history, political philosophy or rhetoric. "

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