Definitions for catilineˈkæt lˌaɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Cat•i•lineˈkæt lˌaɪn(n.)

  1. (Lucius Sergius Catilina) 108?–62 b .c ., Roman politician and conspirator.

    Category: Ancient History, Biography


  1. Catiline

    Lucius Sergius Catilina, known in English as Catiline, was a Roman Senator of the 1st century BC who is best known for the Catilinarian conspiracy, a supposed attempt to overthrow the Roman Republic, and in particular the power of the aristocratic Senate.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Catiline

    or Lucius Sergius Catilina, a Roman patrician, an able man, but unscrupulously ambitious; frustrated in his ambitious designs, he formed a conspiracy against the State, which was discovered and exposed by Cicero, a discovery which obliged him to leave the city; he tried to stir up hostility outside; this too being discovered by Cicero, an army was sent against him, when an engagement ensued, in which, fighting desperately, he was slain, 62 B.C.


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