The Histories

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Author  Sallust
Publisher  Clarendon Press
Publication Date   March 10, 1994
ISBN  0198721439
Pages  272

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The period covered by Sallust's Histories--78-67 BC--forms part of one of the least well documented eras of the late Republic. For nearly a century scholars have consulted the edition of B. Maurenbrecher (1891-93). Continuing research on the period has produced material with a bearing on the interpretation of Sallust's text; in addition, several fragments not known to Maurenbrecher have subsequently been discovered. For this new translation, McGushin has freshly revised Maurenbrecher's placement and ordering of the fragments, and incorporated this newly discovered material. Together with a comprehensive introduction, he provides a detailed interpretation in the first full-length commentary on the work.

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