How to Stop a Conspiracy: An Ancient Guide to Saving a Republic | Author: Sallust

 In 63 BC, frustrated by his failure to be elected leader of the Roman Republic, the aristocrat Catiline tried to topple its elected government. Backed by corrupt elites and poor, alienated Romans, he fled Rome while his associates plotted to burn the city and murder its leading politicians. The attempted coup culminated with the unmasking of the conspirators in the Senate, a stormy debate that led to their execution, and the defeat of Catiline and his legions in battle.

In How to Stop a Conspiracy, Josiah Osgood presents a brisk, modern new translation of the definitive account of these events, Sallust?s The War with Catiline?a brief, powerful book that has influenced how generations of readers, including America?s founders, have thought about coups and political conspiracies.

Hardcover
17.1 x 11.4cm
240 pages


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