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This name derives from the Latin “salūs > salūtis > Salustius”, meaning “safety; security, health, well-being, welfare, salvation, deliverance, greeting, salutation”, but according to other sources the origin would actually be in an Etruscan or Sabine root now unreadable. 1) Gaius Sallustius Crispus was a Roman historian, politician, and novus homo from a provincial plebeian family. Sallust was born at Amiternum in the country of the Sabines and was a popularis, an opponent of the old Roman aristocracy, throughout his career, and later a partisan of Julius Caesar. 2) Sallustius Lucullus († ~89) was a governor of Roman Britain during the late 1st century, holding office after Gnaeus Julius Agricola although it is unclear whether he directly inherited the post or if there was another unknown governor in between. The feast day is traditionally celebrated on September 14 in memory of Saint Sallustia, martyr in Rome with her husband St. Cereal under Decius.

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