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  The First Oration Against Catiline, Cicero
Catiline, who knew this law to be aimed chiefly at him, formed a design to murder Cicero and some others of the chief men of the Senate, on the day of election, which was fixed for the twentieth of October.
Catiline was rendered desperate by this his second defeat, and resolved without farther delay to attempt the execution of all his schemes.
But, as the vigilance of Cicero was the greatest obstacle to their success, Catiline desired to see him slain before he left Rome; and two knights, parties to the conspiracy, undertook to visit him early on pretence of business, and to kill him in his bed.
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  Catiline - LoveToKnow 1911
But Catiline's hopes were again disappointed; once more he failed to obtain the consulship (64); and, moreover, it soon became apparent that one of the new consuls, Cicero, was mysteriously able to thwart all the schemes of the conspirators.
Catiline now resolved upon open war; preparations were set on foot throughout Italy, especially in Etruria, where the standard of revolt was raised by the centurion C. Manlius (or Mallius), one of Sulla's veterans.
Catiline, by his bravery, his military talents, his vigorous resolution, and his wonderful power over men, was eminently qualified as a revolutionary leader.
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 Biographies: Catiline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Because Catiline was then under prosecution for extortion, a charge of which he was eventually acquitted, he could not stand for the consular elections of 65 or 64.
In 64 Catiline failed to be elected consul when Cicero was one of the successful candidates, and a year later he was again defeated for that office.
Catiline, assuming charge of the army at Faesulae, attempted to cross the Apennines into Gaul in January 62 but was engaged by a republican army under Gaius Antonius Hybrida at Pistoria.
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 Catiline Orations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Catiline, who was running for the consulship a second time after having lost the first time around, tried to ensure his victory by resorting to blatant and excessive bribery.
Catiline, in turn, conspired with some of his cronies to murder Cicero and the key men of the Senate on the day of the election.
In response to Catiline's behavior, the Senate issued a senatus consultum ultimum, a kind of declaration of martial law invoked whenever the Senate and the Roman Republic were in imminent danger from treason or sedition.
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 Catiline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Catiline was born in 110 BC to one of the oldest patrician families in Rome.
That night, Catiline complied with Cicero's demand and fled Rome under the pretext that he was going into voluntary exile at Massilia because of his "mistreatment" by the consul; however, he arrived at Manlius’ camp in Etruria to further enact his designs of revolution.
Well after Catiline's death and the end of the threat of the conspiracy, even Cicero reluctantly admitted that Catiline was an enigmatic man that possessed both the greatest of virtues and the most terrible of vices.
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 Latin Title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Catiline had started using the phrase "tabulae novae", abolition of debts, to gather support for his cause.
Catiline's supporters were sent to stir up trouble in northern Eturia, a hotbed of government opposition.
Catiline began to lose his supporters after they learned that his men had planned to set fire to Rome and free slaves.
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Catiline and Antonius were said to have been supported by Caesar and Crassus and joined forced in an effort to defeat Cicero, furthering their campaign with extensive bribery.
The Second Speech Against Catiline was delivered to a meeting open to the whole populace in which Cicero seeks to present Catiline's supporters in the worst possible light and to urge the lower classes not to join a conspiracy under the leadership of depraved aristocrats whose interest have nothing in common with theirs.
Catiline succeeded in increasing his forces there from the two thousand men raised by Manlius to a total of ten thousand, but of these only a quarter was properly armed.
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 Sallust: Conspiracy of Catiline
Catiline himself, having stayed a few days with Caius Flaminius Flamma in the neighborhood of Arretium while he was supplying the adjacent parts, already excited to insurrection, with arms, marched with the fasces, and other ensigns of authority, to join Manlius in his camp.
Catiline, during this time, was exerting himself with his light troops in the front, sustaining such as were pressed, substituting fresh men for the wounded, attending to every exigency, charging in person, wounding many an enemy and performing at once the duties of a valiant soldier and a skillful general.
Catiline himself was found, far in advance of his men, among the dead bodies of the enemy; he was not quite breathless, and still expressed in his countenance the fierceness of spirit which he had shown during his life.
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 Catiline - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
At first a conservative and a partisan of Sulla, he was praetor in 68 BC and governor of Africa in 67 BC The next year he was barred from candidacy for the consulship by false accusations of misconduct in office.
Catiline did not surrender; he fell in battle at Pistoia a month later.
The prime sources for Catiline's conspiracy are Cicero's four orations against him and Sallust's biography of him, but both of these are prejudiced and unreliable.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-catiline.html   (498 words)

Catiline (Lucius Sergius Catilina) (108 BC-62 BC) was a Roman politician of the 1st century BC who is best known for the Catiline conspiracy, an attempt to overthrow the Roman Republic, and in particular the power of the aristocratic[?] Senate.
In 63 BC Cicero, who was consul at the time, discovered and denounced his conspiracy to the Senate, and Catiline had to flee from Rome.
The conspiracy inspired several literary works: Cicero wrote down his orations[?] to the Senate, which became a widely studied example of eloquence and rhetoric; also Sallust wrote an historical account of the events.
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 Latin Title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Catiline, being a driven man, decided to run for the office of Consul with Gaius Antonius as his colleague.
Catiline disturbed with the resulted of the election, assembled an army to plot the murder of government officials.
Catiline and the remaining of his army were defeated in DCXCII A.U.C. by Roman troops.
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While causa is not a preposition, it is used as if it were one, and the position of the genitive in front of the noun may be the precedent for the post-position of pre-positions in poetry.
Above, the essem had to be in the subjunctive as part of a causal clause; here, however, the subjunctive indicates that the quod-causal clause is in indirect discourse, and, if it is in indirect discourse, then, the qui-clause is also in the original statement.
expectas: Catiline is again assigned a role by Cicero who reveals what he is expecting: before he had asked if Catiline was waiting for that word “in exilium”; now he asks if Catiline is waiting for some show of auctoritas from the Senators as they speak.
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 Wk. 9.2: Sallust's Catiline
Catiline is busy at Rome with many attempts at once as he lays traps for the consul, plans fires, and begins posting armed men in commanding places.
Catiline sends letters out to many of the consulars and to the most prominent of the other nobles saying that he was going to exile at Massilia because he could not cope with the false accusations of him.
Catiline was able to get the whole body of the commons through their desire for change forward.
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 Catiline Summary
Catiline was born in 108 BC (or possibly slightly earlier) to one of the oldest patrician families at Rome.
Catiline began to attach many other men of senatorial and equestrian rank to his conspiracy, and like him many of the other leading conspirators had faced similar political problems in the Senate.
Catiline may have still believed that Antonius Hybrida was conspiring with him, which may have been true as Antonius Hybrida claimed to be ill on the day of the battle.
www.bookrags.com /Catiline   (2123 words)

 Sallust's Republic: The Conspiracy of Catiline
Catiline was not the first villainous character in Roman history -- Livy's account of the activities of the nobleman Appius Claudius (Livy, Book III) shows him to have been lustful, selfish, arrogant and menacing -- but Catiline is certainly rendered as the most hideous of villains.
The guilty conscience which Sallust ascribes to Catiline now becomes extremely important, for it was finally the mental perturbance, caused by his sense of guilt, that drove him to abandon all restraint and set the conspiracy in motion.
Catiline's broad range of support, which included members of all social classes, suggests that he might have been justified in expecting his plot to succeed through quasi-legitimate means.
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 The Conspiracy of Catiline [Free Republic]
Catiline, in his youth, had been guilty of many criminal connexions, with a virgin of noble birth, with a priestess of Vesta, and of many other offences of this nature in defiance alike of law and religion.
Catiline himself, having stayed a few days with Gaius Flaminius in the neighbourhood of Arretium while he was supplying the adjacent parts, already excited to insurrection, with arms, marched with the fasces, and other ensigns of authority, to join Manlius in his camp.
Catiline, during this time, was exerting himself with his light troops in the front, sustaining such as were pressed, substituting fresh men for the wounded, attending to every exigency, charging in person, wounding many an enemy and performing at once the duties of a valiant soldier and a skilful general.
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 Chronology of Catiline's Conspiracy
Catiline and his men also decided how to split up Italy, choosing certain sections to be attacked by specific men.
Catiline showed up and sat in the senate that day as if nothing was wrong, but he ended up sitting alone.
Catiline tried to move his troops through the Apennines but was met there by Metellus Celer, with Antonius and his army coming from the rear.
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 Catiline Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Catiline held the praetorship in 68 B.C. For the next 2 years he served as governor of Africa.
Acquitted of extortion in 65 and of the charge of murder during the proscriptions in 64, Catiline ran for the consulship of 63 with financial support from M. Licinius Crassus.
On Oct. 21, 63 B.C., Cicero exposed Catiline's plans in the Senate, which declared a state of emergency and voted Cicero full power to deal with the conspiracy; his defensive measures in Rome and elsewhere in Italy foiled Catiline's plans on October 27.
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 IV. The Second Oration Against Catiline by Cicero. Rome (218 B.C.-84 A.D.). Vol. II. Bryan, William Jennings, ed. 1906. ...
Lucius Catiline ought to have been visited with the severest punishment, and to have been put to death long since; and both the customs of our ancestors, and the rigor of my office, and the republic, demanded this of me; but how many, think you, were there who did not believe what I reported?
On this I, that violent consul, who drive citizens into exile by a word, asked of Catiline whether he had been at the nocturnal meeting at Marcus Lecca’s or not; when that most audacious man, convicted of his own conscience, was at first silent.
But those men who keep saying that Catiline is going to Marseilles do not complain of this so much as they fear it; for there is not one of them so inclined to pity, as not to prefer that he should go to Manlius rather than to Marseilles.
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 Ancient History Sourcebook: Sallust: Life in Rome in the Late Republic, c. 63 BCE
Catiline's anarchistic conspiracy of 63 B.C. was, of course, only possible in a society in which there were a great number of depraved and desperate men, ready for any enterprise, however villainous.
Such propensities drove young men, when their patrimonies were run through, to criminal practices; for their minds, impregnated with evil habits, could not easily abstain from gratifying their passions, and were thus the more inordinately devoted in every way to rapacity and extravagance.
Catiline was alleged to have corrupted a Vestal Virgin, and wrought many vile crimes; at last, smitten with a passion for a certain Aurelia, he murdered his own grown-up son, because she objected to marrying him and having in the house a grown-up stepson.
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 Catiline Orations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Catiline tried to reply after the speech, but senators repeatedly interrupted him, calling him a traitor.
Here he informed the citizens of Rome that Catiline had left the city, not in exile (as it was rumored), but to join up with his illegal army.
During the battle that took place between the 2nd and 3rd orations, Catiline saw that he would lose and in consequence threw himself into middle of the Roman troops, which promptly killed him.
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 Life of Lucius Sergius Catilina
Catiline is often presented to young students as though he were Judas Iscariot's younger and more wicked brother.
Catiline clearly enjoyed support in various corners of the Senate, and not simply among the profligate.
Even Julius Caesar was sufficiently sympathetic to Catiline's agenda that he had to talk fast to dissociate himself from Catiline when talk in the Senate turned to accusations of conspiracy.
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Catiline unable to stand for election in 65 (to take office in 64) due to extortion charge (in 66, P. Sulla and Autronius also had been convicted of bribes and, having been consuls-elect, lost their posts and did not take office in 65), 18.1-3
Catiline defeated in 63, 26.5 [by Silanus and Murena]
Speech of Catiline to his army: courage, not words, cause great actions, 58.1-3; winning means security and freedom, whereas the opponents are fighting not for themselves but for their few leaders, and fear means losing and servitude, 58.4-20; "fighting like heroes, leave the enemy a bloody and tearful victory," 58.21.
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 Institute for the Classical Tradition | Boston University
Patricia J. Osmond, “Catiline in Florence and Fiesole: The Medieval and Renaissance After-life of a Roman Conspirator,” IJCT 7 (2000-2001), pp.
The story of Catiline, the Roman noble who plotted to overthrow the Roman Republic in 63 B.C., occupies a significant place in Florentine historiography and political thought of the later Middle Ages and early Renaissance.
Continuously present in the elaboration of Florentine “civic humanism,” Sallust’s story of Catiline supplies, in fact, an important connection between Guelf patriotism and the classicizing republicanism of the Quattrocento.
www.bu.edu /ict/ijct/search/7/1/osmond.html   (199 words)

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