The Catiline Conspiracy and the Jugurthine War


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(4.3 stars; 13 reviews)

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) (6 hr 43 min)

Chapters

Note on Sallust 11:09 Read by mwharr
Introduction to Catiline Conspiracy 29:05 Read by mwharr
Catiline Conspiracy part 01 19:42 Read by ontheroad
Catiline Conspiracy part 02 19:08 Read by ontheroad
Catiline Conspiracy part 03 17:08 Read by ontheroad
Catiline Conspiracy part 04 20:03 Read by Ann Boulais
Catiline Conspiracy part 05 19:38 Read by Ann Boulais
Catiline Conspiracy part 06 15:04 Read by Ann Boulais
Introduction to the Jugurthine War 7:53 Read by James Christopher
The Jugurthine War part 01 14:33 Read by M.C. Minos
The Jugurthine War part 02 19:47 Read by Bellona Times
The Jugurthine War part 03 28:56 Read by Examinfo
The Jugurthine War part 04 21:48 Read by Alan Brown
The Jugurthine War part 05 22:26 Read by Alan Brown
The Jugurthine War part 06 22:15 Read by Examinfo
The Jugurthine War part 07 22:51 Read by Examinfo
The Jugurthine War part 08 23:37 Read by Examinfo
The Jugurthine War part 09 16:32 Read by Ann Boulais
The Jugurthine War part 10 17:10 Read by Ann Boulais
The Jugurthine War part 11 16:55 Read by ontheroad
The Jugurthine War part 12 17:53 Read by ontheroad

Reviews

examinfo/chester


(5 stars)

a really excellent read. am enjoying Jugurtha more. Sallust seems to put forth the subject matter in a clearer way, along with incisive comment on the reasons for Rome's decline. Examinfo aka Chester, has got to be my all time favourite Librivox voice. I love his accent and delivery. But well done to all the readers, and thanks from Ireland.

roman class wars


(4 stars)

a very interesting read, especially about cataline. the speech by ceasar I found also instructive. salust is underrated as an historian. the work by librivox here could use better readers, though.