Cicero and the Roman Republic Timeline

HideShow resource information
106 BC
Marcus Tullius Cicero was born at Arpinum (3rd Jan)
1 of 39
c. 104 BC
Cicero's brother, Quintus, was born
2 of 39
c. 94-90 BC
Cicero was educated in philosophy and rhetoric
3 of 39
c. 90 BC
Cicero serves in the social war under Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo (Father of Pompey)
4 of 39
c. 89 BC
Cicero studies law under Quintus Mucius Scaevola and Scaevola's cousin
5 of 39
88-82 BC
Civil unrest
6 of 39
82-79 BC
Dictatorship of Sulla
7 of 39
81 BC
Cicero's first case (Pro Quinctio)
8 of 39
80/79 BC
Cicero marries Terentia. They have 2 children, Tullia (c. 78) and Marcus Tullius Cicero (c. 65)
9 of 39
79 BC
Successfully defends Sextus Roscius Amerinus against a charge of parricide (Pro Roscio)
10 of 39
79-77 BC
Cicero travels in Greece and the eastern Mediterranean
11 of 39
75 BC
Cicero was Quaestor in Sicily, qualifying him to sit in the senate
12 of 39
70 BC
First consulship of Crassus and Pompey. Cicero successfully prosecutes Verres for extortion
13 of 39
69 BC
Cicero was Aedile
14 of 39
68 BC
The surviving correspondence with Atticus begins
15 of 39
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
16 of 39
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.
17 of 39
62 BC
Tullia marries Gaius Calpurnius Piso Frugi, who was betrothed to in 67. Pompey returns to Italy. Bona Dea affair.
18 of 39
61 BC
Caesar is governor in Spain
19 of 39
60 BC
The first Triumvirate
20 of 39
59 BC
Caesar is Consul
21 of 39
58 BC
Clodius is Tribune of the people. Cicero is declared an exile.
22 of 39
58-49 BC
Caesar is in Gaul
23 of 39
57 BC
Cicero returns from exile
24 of 39
56 BC
Death of Piso Frugi. Renewal of the first Triumvirate. Cicero delivers De Provinciis Consularibus in favour of Caesar. The Palinode.
25 of 39
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)
26 of 39
53 BC
Death of Crassus in Parthia. Cicero elected to college of Augurs.
27 of 39
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.
28 of 39
51 BC
Cicero publishes De Re Publica (Includes 'Dream of Scipio'). Is Governor of Cilicia from summer 51 - summer 50.
29 of 39
50 BC
Tullia marries Cornelius Dolabella
30 of 39
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.
31 of 39
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
32 of 39
47 BC
In Sept, he meets Caesar who gives him permission to go where and when he likes
33 of 39
46 BC
Suicide of Cato. Caesar's rebuttal, Anticato, unsuccessfully tries to blacken Cato's name. Cicero divorces Terentia and marries Publilia
34 of 39
46 - 44 BC
Writings include Brutus, Consolatio, Academica, Tusculanae Disputationes, De Natura Deorum, De Fato, De Senectute, De Amicitia, De Officiis
35 of 39
45 BC
Death of Tullia. Cicero divorces Publilia
36 of 39
44 BC
Assassination of Caesar
37 of 39
44 - 43 BC
Cicero delivers his "Philippics" against Mark Antony
38 of 39
43 BC
Second Triumvirate
39 of 39

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Cicero's brother, Quintus, was born

Back

c. 104 BC

Card 3

Front

Cicero was educated in philosophy and rhetoric

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

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

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

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

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Classical Civilization resources:

See all Classical Civilization resources »