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The Jugurthine War

Sallust | Summary & Study Guide by BookRags

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Sallusts book documents two important historical events in the Roman Empire, the Jurgatine War and the Conspiracy of Catiline. They occur at a time the Romans had acquired great comfort in their lives. Sallust describes this comfort as having aMoreSallusts book documents two important historical events in the Roman Empire, the Jurgatine War and the Conspiracy of Catiline. They occur at a time the Romans had acquired great comfort in their lives. Sallust describes this comfort as having a detrimental effect on Roman society with money more important than glory. In such an environment, the libertine, Lucius Catiline, rises to great prominence and almost causes the downfall of the Roman government. The African King, Jugurtha, takes advantage of corrupt Roman officials to rise, virtually unimpeded, to the position of King of the Roman province of Numidia.This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion.