Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86-34), better known as 'Sallust' was a Roman politician and historian who supported Julius Caesar's Populares party.
His historical works included romanticized views of events, which served as polemics against his moral opponents, including Cicero. It was a style which set him apart from the dry historians who proceeded him.
Sallust joined Caesar in the African wars, and after their victory, was placed as governor of Roman Africa. He eventually retired to private life, when he composed his histories and funded an extensive personal garden.