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Catiline Conspiracy

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Opera in 2 acts by Hamilton to lib. by comp. based on Ben Jonson's Catalina (1611). Comp. 1972–3. Prod. Stirling 1974.

Catiline’s Conspiracy

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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...’s Conspiracy Lucius Sergius Catilina conspired with a number of dissolute young nobles ( 65 bc ) to plunder the Roman treasury, destroy the senate and fire the city as part of a political revolution. cicero , who was consul, gained full information of the plot and delivered his first Oration against Catiline ( 8 November 63 bc ), whereupon Catiline left Rome. Next day Cicero delivered his second Oration, and several of the conspirators were arrested. His third Oration regarding the punishment to be accorded was made on 4 December and, after his...

Catiline Conspiracy, The

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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... Conspiracy, The Opera in 2 acts by Hamilton to lib. by comp. based on Ben Jonson's Catalina ( 1611 ). Comp. 1972–3 . Prod. Stirling 1974...

Catiline Conspiracy

Catiline Conspiracy  

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Opera in 2 acts by Hamilton to lib. by comp. based on Ben Jonson's Catalina (1611). Comp. 1972–3. Prod. Stirling 1974.
Catiline

Catiline  

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A Roman tragedy by Jonson, performed 1611, based principally on Sallust's Catiline and Cicero's orations.The play concerns the events of the year 63 bc, when Catiline organized a conspiracy to ...
Calpurnius Piso, Gnaeus

Calpurnius Piso, Gnaeus  

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(RE 69)suspected of complicity in Catiline's ‘first conspiracy’, was sent to Spain as quaestor pro praetore, perhaps during a shortage of commanders, on the motion of Crassus. Crassus no ...
Sergius Catilina, Lucius

Sergius Catilina, Lucius  

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Of patrician, but not recently distinguished, family, served with Pompey and Cicero under Pompeius Strabo in the Social War. He next appears as a lieutenant of Sulla both in the fighting after ...
Sallust

Sallust  

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(86–35 bc),Roman historian and politician. As a historian he was concerned with the political and moral decline of Rome after the fall of Carthage in 146 bc. His chief surviving works deal with the ...
Tullius Cicero

Tullius Cicero  

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LifeThe first of two sons of a rich and well‐connected equestrian of Arpinum, b. 106 bc. His father gave his two sons an excellent education in philosophy and rhetoric in Rome and later in Greece. ...
Crassus

Crassus  

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Son of Publius Licinius Crassus (consul 97 bc, escaped from Cinna to Spain, joined Sulla after Cinna's death, played a prominent part in regaining Italy for him, and made a fortune in Sulla's ...
Caelius Rufus, Marcus

Caelius Rufus, Marcus  

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Born (probably) 88 or 87 bc at Interamnia (mod. Teramo), son of an eques or knight, did his tirocinium fori (apprenticeship to public life) under Cicero and Crassus. As one of a band of upper-class ...
Roman civil war

Roman civil war  

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Conflicts that afflicted the last century of the Roman republic (88 bc–c. 28 bc) and led to the inevitable institution of the unchallenged authority of one man, the Principate. Political life in Rome ...
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar  

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(100–44 bc),Roman general and statesman. He established the First Triumvirate with Pompey and Crassus (60), and became consul in 59, obtaining command of the provinces of Illyricum, Cisalpine Gaul, ...
Conspiracy

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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...base in the USA devoted to investigating aliens. Catiline’s Conspiracy See under catiline . Cato Street Conspiracy See under cato...

Catiline

Catiline (c.108–62bce)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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...Caecilius. In 73 Catiline was accused of adultery with the Vestal Fabia, but acquitted. Catiline was elected praetor in 68 and governed Africa for the following two years. Imminent prosecution for provincial extortion prevented the well-connected Catiline from standing for the consulate during 66 and 65 . Cicero initially contemplated speaking for his defense, but withdrew to obtain the optimates ’ support as candidate for the consulship. Despite rumors about a conspiracy to assassinate both incoming consuls for 65 , Catiline was acquitted,...

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

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World Encyclopedia

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...Marcus Tullius ( 106–43 bc ) Roman politician , philospher , and orator . A leader of the Senate, he exposed Catiline's conspiracy ( 63 bc ). He criticized Mark Antony in the Senate, and when Octavian came to power Antony persuaded him to have Cicero executed. Cicero's fame rests largely on his political philosophy and oratory. Among his greatest speeches were Orations Against Catiline and the Phillipics . His rhetorical and philosophical works include De Amicitia and De Officiis...

Sallust

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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...Sallust ( Gaius Sallustius Crispus ) (probably 86–35 bc ) Roman historian whose surviving works are two monographs, Bellum Catilinae ( The Conspiracy of Catiline ), a major source for Ben Jonson 's Catiline , and Belum Iugurthinum ( The War against Jugurtha ). His practice of including speeches, gnomic sayings, and character sketches in his narrative was copied by the 12th‐century William of Malmesbury . The Jugurtha was translated by Alexander Barclay early in the 16th century, and Thomas Heywood translated both works ( 1608 ). Sallust's...

Calpurnius (RE 69) Piso (1), Gnaeus

Calpurnius (RE 69) Piso (1), Gnaeus   Reference library

Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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... ( RE 69) Piso (1), Gnaeus , suspected of complicity in Catiline 's ‘first conspiracy’, was sent to Spain as quaestor pro praetore , perhaps during a shortage of commanders, on the motion of Crassus . Crassus no doubt hoped he would counter the entrenched influence of Pompey there, but he was killed by adherents of Pompey ( 64 bc ). He was the father of (2). Ernst...

Sallust

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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...Crispus ) ( 86–35 bc ) Roman historian and politician . As a historian he was concerned with the political decline of Rome after the fall of Carthage in 146 bc , to which he accorded a simultaneous moral decline. His chief surviving works deal with the Catiline conspiracy and the Jugurthine...

Catiline

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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... A Roman tragedy by Ben Jonson , performed 1611 , based principally on Sallust 's Catiline . Like Sejanus it represents Jonson's wish to treat Roman history with scholarly accuracy, an aim that involved incorporating large portions of Cicero 's Orations in its text. Jonson called it a ‘dramatic poem’, and adopts the Senecan apparatus of an introductory ghost and a classical chorus. The plot portrays the events of the year 63 bc . Catiline, secretly encouraged by Caesar and Crassus, organizes a conspiracy to overthrow the existing government....

Catiline

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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... A Roman tragedy by Ben Jonson , performed 1611 , based principally on Sallust 's Catiline . Like Sejanus it represents Jonson's wish to treat Roman history with scholarly accuracy, an aim that involved incorporating large portions of Cicero 's Orations in its text. Jonson called it a ‘dramatic poem’, and adopts the Senecan apparatus of an introductory ghost and a classical chorus. The plot portrays the events of the year 63 bc . Catiline, secretly encouraged by Caesar and Crassus, organizes a conspiracy to overthrow the existing government....

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