The Jugurthine War Topics for Discussion

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Is Sallust's dislike of the nobility as prevalent in the Conspiracy of Catiline as it in the Jurgurthine War?

How much of Sallust's book do you think is propaganda?

Does Sallust substitute depth of thought for entertainment?

Do you think Sallust's negative opinion of Catiline is for political reasons or personal reasons?

Why does Sallust emphasize the importance of the Roman army?

For what reason does Sallust include speeches?

Why does Sallust only write character studies of Catiline and Jurgurtha?

What parallels can be drawn between Roman society and contemporary society?

Sallust presents an argument, but do you think he presents a solution?

How important is Sallust's claim that his work was censored? What parts of the book do you think were censored?

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