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Geography and the Construction of Character in Sallust’s Jugurtha

@inproceedings{Ryan2009GeographyAT,
  title={Geography and the Construction of Character in Sallust’s Jugurtha},
  author={J. J. Ryan},
  year={2009}
}
Consistent with Sallust’s philosophy of history, the Jugurtha is an account of Rome’s war with the Numidian prince, Jugurtha, in the end of the second century BC, which focuses on morality and character as the primary force driving a nation’s history. Sallust accordingly uses all sorts of techniques, such as the collapse chronology and selective attention to detail to bring out what he views as determining moments and characters. Setting this monograph apart from his earlier work, the Catiline… Expand