- Lucius Sergius Catilina, 108?–62 b.c., Roman politician and conspirator.
Examples from the Web for catiline
"'I go, but I return,'" said he, in the language of Catiline to the Roman senate.Breaking Away
But the old soldiers of Sylla were Catiline's chief stimulus to action.The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch
Catiline had very soon under his command an army of scoundrels.The Young Man's Guide
William A. Alcott
The interesting point in regard to this is his connexion with Catiline.The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Catiline was a nobleman of violent temper and bad reputation.A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines
- Latin name Lucius Sergius Catilina. ?108–62 bc, Roman politician: organized an unsuccessful conspiracy against Cicero (63–62)
Word Origin and History for 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.