The death of Catiline
Engraving from a Spanish translation of the works of Sallust, La Conjuración de Catilina y La Guerra de Jugurta por Cayo Salustio Crispo, Madrid: Joachin [Joaquín] Ibarra, 1772; this edition is generally considered a high point in the history of Spanish printing.
Call number:
AB G1713
Sallust's portrait of Catiline, who vainly attempted to seize power in the Roman Republic in 63 BC, is a prototype of the way in which opponents tend to depict the participants in secret enterprises: as morally and sexually degenerate, and not even shrinking from murder.