Cicero and the Roman Republic Timeline

106 BC
Marcus Tullius Cicero was born at Arpinum (3rd Jan)
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c. 104 BC
Cicero's brother, Quintus, was born
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c. 94-90 BC
Cicero was educated in philosophy and rhetoric
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c. 90 BC
Cicero serves in the social war under Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo (Father of Pompey)
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c. 89 BC
Cicero studies law under Quintus Mucius Scaevola and Scaevola's cousin
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88-82 BC
Civil unrest
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82-79 BC
Dictatorship of Sulla
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81 BC
Cicero's first case (Pro Quinctio)
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80/79 BC
Cicero marries Terentia. They have 2 children, Tullia (c. 78) and Marcus Tullius Cicero (c. 65)
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79 BC
Successfully defends Sextus Roscius Amerinus against a charge of parricide (Pro Roscio)
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79-77 BC
Cicero travels in Greece and the eastern Mediterranean
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75 BC
Cicero was Quaestor in Sicily, qualifying him to sit in the senate
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70 BC
First consulship of Crassus and Pompey. Cicero successfully prosecutes Verres for extortion
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69 BC
Cicero was Aedile
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68 BC
The surviving correspondence with Atticus begins
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66 BC
Cicero was Praetor. Delivers De Imperio Gn. Pompei, supporting the transfer of the command against Mithridates to Pompey. Foregoes a provincial governorship to prepare for consular election in 63BC
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63 BC
Cicero is consul with Gaius Antonius. Catilinarian conspiracy. Cicero delivers Pro Murena, defending a consul for 62 who was accused by Cato of rigging the polls.
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62 BC
Tullia marries Gaius Calpurnius Piso Frugi, who was betrothed to in 67. Pompey returns to Italy. Bona Dea affair.
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61 BC
Caesar is governor in Spain
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60 BC
The first Triumvirate
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59 BC
Caesar is Consul
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58 BC
Clodius is Tribune of the people. Cicero is declared an exile.
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58-49 BC
Caesar is in Gaul
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57 BC
Cicero returns from exile
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56 BC
Death of Piso Frugi. Renewal of the first Triumvirate. Cicero delivers De Provinciis Consularibus in favour of Caesar. The Palinode.
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55 BC
2nd Consulship of Crassus and Pompey. Tullia marries Furius Crassipes. Cicero defends Vatinius and Gabinius. Cicero publishes De Oratore (On rhetoric) and In Pisonem (Speech attacking Calpurnius Piso - Caesar's father-in-law)
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53 BC
Death of Crassus in Parthia. Cicero elected to college of Augurs.
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52 BC
Death of Clodius. Pro Milone is the speech Cicero fails to deliver at the trial of Milo. Pompey is sole consul. Divorce of Tullia and Crassipes.
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51 BC
Cicero publishes De Re Publica (Includes 'Dream of Scipio'). Is Governor of Cilicia from summer 51 - summer 50.
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50 BC
Tullia marries Cornelius Dolabella
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49 BC
Caesar crosses Rubico 11 Jan. Beginning of civil war. After personal meeting with Caesar 28th March, Cicero decides not to attend the session of the senate which Caesar has called in Rome, joining the camp of Pompey in Greece.
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48 BC
Defeat and murder of Pompey. Caesar appointed dictator. In Oct, Cicero returns to Italy, but on the orders of Mark Antony can go no further than Brudisium
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47 BC
In Sept, he meets Caesar who gives him permission to go where and when he likes
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46 BC
Suicide of Cato. Caesar's rebuttal, Anticato, unsuccessfully tries to blacken Cato's name. Cicero divorces Terentia and marries Publilia
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46 - 44 BC
Writings include Brutus, Consolatio, Academica, Tusculanae Disputationes, De Natura Deorum, De Fato, De Senectute, De Amicitia, De Officiis
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45 BC
Death of Tullia. Cicero divorces Publilia
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44 BC
Assassination of Caesar
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44 - 43 BC
Cicero delivers his "Philippics" against Mark Antony
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43 BC
Second Triumvirate
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Cicero's brother, Quintus, was born


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Cicero was educated in philosophy and rhetoric


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Cicero serves in the social war under Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo (Father of Pompey)


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Cicero studies law under Quintus Mucius Scaevola and Scaevola's cousin


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