lucius sergius catilina

Catiline

[kat-l-ahyn]
noun
(Lucius Sergius Catilina) 108?–62 b.c, Roman politician and conspirator.
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Catiline (ˈkætɪˌlaɪn)
 
n
Latin name Lucius Sergius Catilina. ?108--62 bc, Roman politician: organized an unsuccessful conspiracy against Cicero (63--62)
 
Catilinarian
 
adj

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Catiline
from Lucius Sergius Catilina, Roman official who plotted an uprising 63 B.C.E. and was exposed by Cicero in a famous oration, taken since 1592 as a type of a reckless conspirator.
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