Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories by Sallust

By Sallust

The merely surviving works from one of many world's earliest historians, in very important new translations

Sallust's first released paintings, Catiline's War, includes the memorable background of the yr sixty three, together with his innovations on Catiline, a Roman flesh presser who made an ill-fated try to overthrow the Roman Republic. In The Jugurthine War, Sallust dwells upon the feebleness of the Senate and aristocracy, having accrued fabrics and compiled notes for this paintings in the course of his governorship of Numidia.

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He must come to see life, at least in part, as Juana does. Narratively, Steinbeck complicates the parable of the pearl of great price when he adds the vulnerability of the baby, first introducing the child’s helplessness in the scorpion scene. No matter how attentive his parents are, no matter that both are within arm’s reach of the child, they cannot prevent the insect’s biting him. Once bitten, the child becomes the object of attention, an icon to test people’s values. The villagers know his worth to Kino and Juana; they understand Juana’s desire that he receive formal medical treatment, and they follow the young family to the house of the doctor.

Richard Astro. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1973. Timmerman, John H. ” In Benson, The Short Novels ofJohn Steinbeck, pp. 143–161. The Pearl “In the town they tell the story of the great pearl” how it was found and how it was lost again. They tell of Kino, the fisherman, and of his wife, Juana, and of the baby, Coyotito. And because the story has been told so often, it has taken root in every man’s mind. And, as with all retold tales that are in people’s hearts, there are only good and bad things and black and white things and good and evil things and no in-between anywhere.

Kino’s hand went forward very slowly, very smoothly. The thorned tail jerked upright. And at that moment the laughing Coyotito shook the rope and the scorpion fell. Kino’s hand leaped to catch it, but it fell past his fingers, fell on the baby’s shoulder, landed and struck. Then, snarling, Kino had it, had it in his fingers, rubbing it to a paste in his hands. He threw it down and beat it into the earth floor with his fist, and Coyotito screamed with pain in his box. But Kino beat and stamped the enemy until it was only a fragment and a moist place in the dirt.

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