Timeline of Roman Republic & Cicero 80-40BC

This is a complete, 20 page long very detailed timeline of Cicero's life and the Roman Republic from 80-40BC

Contains every important political event, political relationships and key policies etc

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Cicero Timeline

Tribunate: made dead end job, no future office. Neutralised trouble
System of Standing Courts: juries to come from Senate and presided
over by Praetor
Power of Provincial Governors: limited power only one year, courts set
up to try power abuse by ex-governors, people's…

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Pompey was duly sent to Spain to deal with Sertorius, they fought and
Sertorius won twice until his murder by Perperna in 72BC

Cornelius Cotta (Consul) rescinded Sullan law which stopped Tribunes
running for further office ­ made Tribunate useful path for young
Cicero stood for election as…

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Pompey's inexperience meant he couldn't use
Consulship fully
Pompey refused governorship at end of
Consulship and retired to `private life'
Cicero elected as Aedile ­ responsible for
Games & Food Supply (maintained by
Sicilian allies) = popularity with plebs

Verres returned from three year governorship in Sicily…

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Cicero joined support of Pompey (commands were effective way of
utilising Pompey's talents while he remained Senate-loyal)
Cicero needed Pompey's support for his election as Praetor & Pompey
wanted Cicero's oratorical talents to secure the command
Using Pompey, Cicero was elected Praetor (LETTER TO ATTICUS)

Manilius was Tribune &…

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Cicero declared himself the true People's Populares and Labienus was
false Populares
Caesar came up with solution of `impasse' & flag was lowered on
Janiculum Hill, trial was suspended and never resumed
It appeared that Caesar didn't want a conviction or an acquittal
Rabirius was just unfortunately caught in an…

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Cicero as Consul, sent two armies after Catiline in the North, led by
Hybrida ­ Catiline refused to flee & was killed alongside rebels
Cicero spent rest of his lift justifying his actions & prepared
Consul-departing speech declaring himself Saviour of the Republic but
Nepo stopped him by saying that…

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Pompey, Crassus & Caesar
Pompey wanted second Consulship - ineligible
Deal worked with Senate - Piso (Pompey's legate) could stand as Consul
Important concession - Pompey vulnerable to attack from enemies in
court - had dismissed much of army but refused to hand over powers of…

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Crassus' deal for clients in Asia - Equite tax collectors; Optimates
Caesar, Pompey & Crassus agreed `amicitia'; FIRST TRIUMVIRATE ­
hope Cicero would work for them but he declined
Senate powerless against `three headed monster' ­ powerful teamwork
`Amicitia' = Senate's making ­ tried to block Caesar's ambitions &…

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wants to prosecute Caesar for his 59BC
actions ­ Triumvirs become increasingly
annoyed and look for ways to remove Cato
Optimates Praetors wanted to engineer
prosecution against Caesar ­ C responded by
haranguing all 10 Tribunes & made them
swear oath not to prosecute him while…

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Cicero returned and rebuilt his career & life, made speech thanking
supporters in Senate, especially Pompey (also ridiculed Piso & Gabinius
for failure to control Clodius) Clodius & gangs were still a problem
Triumvirs reminded Cicero of their power, he should support them
(they were solely responsible for his recall…




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