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(Gaius Sallustius Crispus; 86 – probably 35 bce), Roman politician and historian, tribune of the people in 52 bce. In the Civil War he backed Julius Caesar; in 46 he served as praetor and was appointed governor of Africa. After Caesar’s death he was active only as a historian. He wrote political monographs on his own period (Coniuratio Catilinae, 64–62) and the recent Roman past (Bellum Iugurthinum, 111–105) as well as a chronicle (Historiae, 78–67), which remained unfinished and has survived only in fragments (primarily excerpted letters and speeches)…

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Hornauer, Holger, “Sallust”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 July 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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