Catiline: The Monster of Rome

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    Catiline: The Monster of Rome

    An Ancient Case of Political Assassination

    Francis Galassi

    Westholme 2014

    Hardback 211pp

    9781594161964   Product Code: 23239

    Because of his attempt to overthrow the Roman Republic in 63 BCE, the name of Catiline has become a byword for conspiracy, treachery and depravity, but was he really as monstrous as his enemies claimed? Economic historian Francis Galassi presents a defence of Catiline, reassessing his actions and arguing that he felt compelled to stand up for common Romans against the elite at a time when the growing disparity between poor and wealthy was threatening to destabilize society.

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