Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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A. Life and work

Gaius Sallustius Crispus, born in 86 BC, the son of an equestrian family from the Sabine municipality of Amiternum (nearly present-day L’Aquila), was probably educated at Rome, where he began his career in the 60s BC. That career was evidently not without the corruption typical of the age, which …

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Maes, Yanick, “Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature, English edition by Matthijs H. Wibier (2012). Original German-language edition: Die Rezeption der antiken Literatur. Herausgegeben von Christine Walde in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2010). Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004218932, 20101111

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