American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Sallust Originally Gaius Sallustius Crispus. 86?-34? B.C. Roman politician and historian known for his account of the conspiracy of Catiline.
“The most important ancient work about Spartacus was probably the Histories of Gaius Sallustius Crispus, better known as Sallust 8635 B.C.”
“I believe he was also known as Sallust or some other name.”
“Other political outcasts in Rome (such as Sallust) seem to be readier to view the wrongs of empire through the eyes of non-Romans, than writers (such as Livy) who remain relatively snug in the embrace of power.”
“ _Ea tempestate_, an old-fashioned expression, such as Sallust is fond of, for _eo tempore_; for in ordinary Latinity, _tempestas_ is used only in the sense of 'storm' or 'tempest.”
“The Roman historian Sallust would have laughed his ass off.”
“Sadly, I think most people want simply a just master (to borrow a phrase from Sallust) whether that master is of the State, a religious authority, etc.”
“He also studied and translated, into both English and French, Caesar's Commentaries, Cicero's Orations, Virgil's Aeneid, Tacitus's Agricola, the works of Sallust, and some works of Horace and Ovid.”
“The Roman historian Sallust, who lived through the Spartacus war, "had a short, sharp way with words," but all that survives of his account today is "a quilt of tiny patches," most of them showing the rebel as an able soldier.”
“(Sallust, The Jugurthine War, VIII, 83) On this view, America is fighting a war in Iraq that cannot be won.”
“And let me offer these words from Sallust - who was a Roman senator and military officer under Caesar - in support of this sensible definition of victory:”
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