Sallust and the fall of the Republic: historiography and intellectual life at Rome

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Abstract

This book offers a new interpretation of the Roman historian Sallust, which places him at the centre of the rich intellectual world of late Republican Rome. Drawing on the evidence of Sallust’s digressions in particular, and in contrast to previous views of his work as purely moralistic or unsophisticated, it argues that Sallust uses his historiography to advance a coherent set of ideas about the political chaos he saw around him, and to participate in the broader debates which characterised his period. It also offers a new perspective on the argumentative qualities of classical historiography more widely.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages512
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-50173-7
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-50171-3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

Publication series

NameHistoriography of Rome and its Empire
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Volume13

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