Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Catilina
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(Lucius Sergius Catilina; Greek Κατιλίνας/Katilínas)

A. Historical dimension

Lucius Sergius C. (108–62 BC) was a Roman of the Late Republic, born to a patrician family, who following the failure of his political career attempted a violent political uprising. The most important ancient sources on the figure and his life are Sallust's monograph De coniuratione Catilinae, four speeches given against C. before the Roman senate and people by Cicero, and Plutarch's biographies of C.'s contemporaries, Caesar and Cicero.

C. established his political and military career in t…

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Maes, Yanick, “Catilina”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004600>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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