Sallust’s wife

Author: Syme, Ronald
Title: Sallust’s wife
Review/Collection: "The Classical Quarterly", 28
Place edition: Cambridge
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Year edition: 1978
Pages: 292-295
Keywords: Biographie - Biografia - Biography, Prosopographie - Prosopografia - Prosopography
Description: [APh] [Comment] The story that Cicero's first wife Terentia later married the historian Sallust is impossible, although it has a parallel in the history of Cicero's second wife Publilia who did later marry a distinguished orator, C. Vibius Rufus. Perhaps some other Terentia was married to Sallustius Crispus, the historian's great-nephew, who has been confused with him on other occasions, and this inspired the legend.
Author initials: Syme 1978