Lecture 6, Part 1 - Roman Law and Government

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Classical Studies
Classical Studies 2301A/B
Randall Pogorzelski

Lecture 6 Part 1Roman LawFive Things for Catalines War o Authour Gaius Sallustius Crispus or SallustRoman politician and adherent of CaesarLived probably from 8635 BCESuccessful general in Africa but retired from politics from politics amid scandal and began writing history in 44 BCE o Title Catalines WarDont know what Sallust called his history of the Cataliniarian conspiracy but from early on it was known in Latin as Bellum Catilinae which Woodman translates as Catalines War o Date 4440 BCEFirst work Sallust wrote in his retirementNarrowed down the dates to sometime between 4440 BCE o Location RomeSallust lived in Rome o Language LatinRoman Government o Traditional date for the foundation of Rome was 753 BCE and at first was ruled by kings who were elected for life o Legendary first king was Romulus and the second was Numa Pompilius who was often credited with the creation of many Roman laws o According to legend it was in 509 BCE that the Romans overthrew the last king and instituted as the chief magistrates tw
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