The Jugurthine War - The Conspiracy of Catiline XIII-XXIV Summary & Analysis

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The Conspiracy of Catiline XIII-XXIV Summary and Analysis

Within this environment, Lucius Catiline began attracting libertines, the name Sallust describes people without principles. Sallust claims Caitiline looked mostly to capture the minds and support of youngsters, buying them gifts and sending them mistresses. Sallust explains Catiline killed his son in order to marry a beautiful woman. Caitiline then used all the young men he trained to take over the government.

Caitiline and his followers plot the assassination of the consuls Lucius Cotta and Lucius Torquatus. After the assassination, he intends for his prodigy, Cneuis Piso, to take over the two Spains; however, on his way into Spain, Piso is murdered. Sallust questions whether the Barbarians, who Piso most likely treated harshly, or the Spanish committed the act. Back in Rome, Caitiline delivers a passionate speech to his men about liberty. The...

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