Sallust Quote

No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests.

Sallust

No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests.

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About Sallust

Gaius Sallustius Crispus, usually anglicised as Sallust (, SAL-əst; 86 – c. 35 BC), was a Roman historian and politician from a plebeian family. Probably born at Amiternum in the country of the Sabines, Sallust became a partisan of Julius Caesar (100 to 44 BC), circa 50s BC. He is the earliest known Latin-language Roman historian with surviving works to his name, of which Conspiracy of Catiline (on the eponymous conspiracy), The Jugurthine War (on the eponymous war), and the Histories (of which only fragments survive) remain extant. As a writer, Sallust was primarily influenced by the works of the 5th-century BC Greek historian Thucydides. During his political career he amassed great and ill-gotten wealth from his governorship of Africa.