The Conspiriacy of Caitiline I-XII
• Sallust talks about the different strengths needed for war, the mind for planning and the body for attacking.
• He says in the past empires were based on intellect rather than brute strength.
• Sallust says that a historian does not write with a bias but with a censor.
• He mentions the guilt and perils of the Conspiracy of Catiline but wants to explain Catiline first.
• Sallust says he fell into the trap of wanting power but gave up public life to write.
• Luscius Catiline was born into a rich family and as a powerful man he abused his power.
• A corrupt society allowed Catiline to become more powerful even though his constituency was starving.
• Sallust goes into a short history of Rome how the Trojans and Aborigines built it together.
• They put in a government and a monarchy and the society develeoped quickly.
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