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 1590s as a type of a reckless conspirator.

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  • Catiline — [kat′ l īn΄] (born Lucius Sergius Catilina) 108? 62 B.C.; Rom. politician & conspirator …   English World dictionary

  • Catiline — For other uses, see Catiline (disambiguation). Cicero Denouncing Catiline by Cesare Maccari. Deta …   Wikipedia

  • Catiline — /kat l uyn /, n. (Lucius Sergius Catilina) 108? 62 B.C., Roman politician and conspirator. * * * orig. Lucius Sergius Catilina born с 108 died 62 BC, Pistoria, Etruria [Italy] Roman aristocrat turned demagogue who sought to overthrow the republic …   Universalium

  • Catiline — biographical name circa 108 62 B.C. Lucius Sergius Catilina Roman politician & conspirator …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Catiline — Cat•i•line [[t]ˈkæt lˌaɪn[/t]] n. anh big (Lucius Sergius Catilina) 108?–62 b.c., Roman politician and conspirator …   From formal English to slang

  • catiline — /ˈkætəlaɪn/ (say katuhluyn) noun a base political conspirator. {from Lucius Sergius Catilina, 108?–62 BC, Roman politician and conspirator} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Catiline — /ˈkætəlaɪn/ (say katuhluyn) noun (Lucius Sergius Catilina /ˈlusiəs ˈsɜdʒiəs kætəˈlinə/ (say loohseeuhs serjeeuhs katuh leenuh)), 108?–62 BC, Roman politician and conspirator …   Australian English dictionary

  • Catiline — /kat l uyn /, n. (Lucius Sergius Catilina) 108? 62 B.C., Roman politician and conspirator …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catiline His Conspiracy — is a Jacobean tragedy written by Ben Jonson. It is one of the two Roman tragedies that Jonson hoped would cement his dramatic achievement and reputation, the other being Sejanus His Fall (1603)..As its title indicates, the play recounts the story …   Wikipedia

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