Frases de Lúcio Sérgio Catilina

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Lúcio Sérgio Catilina

Data de nascimento: 108 a.C.
Data de falecimento: 62 a.C.

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Lúcio Sérgio Catilina, em latim Lucius Sergius Catilina , foi um militar e senador da Roma Antiga, célebre por ter tentado derrubar a República Romana, e em particular o poder oligárquico do senado.

Citações Lúcio Sérgio Catilina

„Is it not better to die valiantly, than ignominiously to lose our wretched and dishonoured lives after being the sport of others’ insolence?“

—  Catiline
Nonne emori per virtutem praestat quam vitam miseram atque inhonestam, ubi alienae superbiae ludibrio fueris, per dedecus amittere? Quoted in Sallust, Catiline's War, Book XX, pt. 9 (trans. J. C. Rolfe). Variant translation: Is it not better to die in a glorious attempt, than, after having been the sport of other men's insolence, to resign a wretched and degraded existence with ignominy?

„Agreement in likes and dislikes—this, and this only, is what constitutes true friendship.“

—  Catiline
Idem velle atque idem nolle, ea demum firma amicitia est. As quoted by Sallust (86 BC – c. 35 BC) in Catiline's War, Book XX, pt. 4 (trans. J. C. Rolfe). Variant translations: To like and dislike the same things, that is indeed true friendship. To like the same things and to dislike the same things, only this is a strong friendship.

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