The Jugurthine War Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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* 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.

* Sallust...

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