Let’s Take A Break From Racing For A Bit…

By David G. Firestone

We’re gonna do thing differently this week. Racing isn’t the only thing going on in the world. Sometimes, it’s great to just take a step back, and look at some other things that might be interesting.

Gaius Sallustius Crispus, known popularly as Sallustwas a well-known Roman historian, politician, and first member of his family to serve in the Roman Senate, commonly refered to as a novus home. He lived from 86 BCE to 35 BCE. His most famous work was The Conspiracy of Catiline.

Sallust’s Jugurthine War is a monograph recording the war against Jugurtha in Numidia from c. 112 BC to 105 BC. It’s one of his lesser known works. Numerous adaptations have been printed, including this Latin version from 1758.This well-worn manuscript shows a large amount of wear and tear, including numerous notes on what could be called the cover, and many of the pages.

Next week, going back to racing with a driver suit




Author: dgf2099

I'm just a normal guy who collects race-worn driver suits, helmets, sheet metal, and other race-worn items. I will use this blog to help collectors, and race fans alike understand the various aspects of driver suits and helmets, and commentate on paint schemes.

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