* 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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