The History of Catiline's Conspiracy

and the Jugurthine War, with a new Translation of Cicero's Four Orations against Catiline. To which is prefixed, The Life of Sallust

[ROSE, William (translator)] / SALLUST, C.C.

SALLUST, C.C. The History of Catiline's Conspiracy and the Jugurthine War, with a new Translation of Cicero's Four Orations against Catiline. To which is prefixed, The Life of Sallust

Printed for R. Griffith, in Paul's Church-Yard, 1751.

First edition. 8vo. Contemporary full calf, ruled in gilt, maroon leather title label on the spine, lettered in gilt. Three pages of adverts at the rear. All edges red. Marbled endpapers. A very good copy indeed, some wear to the head of the spine. Bookplate of Louisa Catherine, Marchioness of Sligo [1767 - 1817] to the front pastedown. Uncommon.

Sallust, [86 - c35 BC] was a Roman historian and politician, whose contemporary histories are amongst only a few to survive from the period, of which Catiline's War (the attempt in 63 BC by Catiline to overthrow the Roman Republic) and The Jugurthine War (Rome's war against the Numidians from 111 to 105 BC) are the most complete. Sallust's narrative style detailed party rivalries, political characters and corruption, and his partisanship of the Roman Republic struck a resonance with the English Classical republicans of the 17th century and translations of his work continued well into the 18th century.
Sallust has been translated many times into English - "The versions most deserving notice ... [include that]... of Rose (1751)", which is a " close and faithful" translation [Watson]. Described in a contemporary review as "A very faithful, accurate and excellent version ... the first of these editions is very neatly printed." A 1795 review of various translations praised "the close and accurate version ..(Mr Rose's), in which the concise style of the original is so happily copied." [Analyt. Rev. July 1795]

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