Abstract

In his proem to the Bellum Catilinae, Sallust elaborates the metaphorical theme of "the way," which is further supported by words that allow for the association of the same image. It is easily grasped by Roman readers because of the well-established parable of the choice between two paths of life, and particularly appropriate in the historian's case, as he justifies his turning away from the cursus honorum towards a new career. The particular imagery reflects the general theme.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3168
Print ISSN
0002-9475
Pages
pp. 581-594
Launched on MUSE
2009-01-01
Open Access
No
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