Sallust's Wife

@article{Syme1978SallustsW,
  title={Sallust's Wife},
  author={Ronald Sir Syme},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  year={1978},
  volume={28},
  pages={292 - 295}
}
  • R. Syme
  • Published 1 December 1978
  • History
  • The Classical Quarterly
It would be worth knowing whom the historian married. His wife's name might disclose some local tie in the Sabine country; or it might permit a guess about alliances with families at the metropolis, whether ancient in repute or newly risen to influence. Marriage is a normal device for advancement – ‘decus ac robur’. Cicero did well for himself when, about the year 79 B.C., he married Terentia. She was the half-sister of a Fabia, who was a Vestal Virgin. The Fabii are not only noble but… 
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