The Life and Times of Cicero

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106BC
Pompey and Cicero are born in this year. They were born into the Roman Republic. Rome was a republic because of the last king Tarquinnius who’s son ***** Lucretia.
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100BC
Caesar is born to senatorial nobility who are against Sulla and his dictatorship.
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88-82BC
During their childhood, there was a civil war between Marius (populares) and Sulla (optimates).
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81BC
Sulla is dictator, and stands for proscription. He also curbs the powers of the tribunes. Retires towards the end of the year to his house in the country. However, Sulla is not the worst dictator, and is co-consul in 80BC and although he makes reform
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80BC
Roscius trial – ‘cui bono’. Roscius was charged with patricide, which was one of the worst crimes you could commit in Rome. You would be beaten and whipped, put into a leather sack, with a cockerel, monkey and a snake and thrown into a river. Roscius
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78BC
Sulla dies of intestinal worms.
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76BC
Cicero is quaestor – Sicily for the year, helps the governor.
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70BC
Pompey and Crassus are both consuls – awkward because of Spartican rebellion, Pompey takes remaining troops even though he hasn’t done anything. Pompey also skips the entire cursus honorum and reverses reforms put into action by Sulla. Verres trial.
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69BC
Cicero is aedile and Caesar is quaestor of Spain. Cicero was a good aedile.
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67BC
Lex Gabinia (Gabinius was a tribune) was the law that gave Pompey power against the pirates in the Mediterranean. Cicero didn’t openly support it, as it gave one man too much power, but he did support the removal of the tribune who was against the LG
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66BC
Cicero was praetor. Lex Manilia (Manilius was also a tribune) was the law that gave Pompey even more power against Mithradates in Asia Minor
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65BC
Caesar is aedile.
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63BC
Cicero is consul for the year. Catalinarian conspiracy until December. Cicero had ultimate decree, but he executed the conspirators without trial, which mean that he could be prosecuted for this later on.
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62BC
Bona Dea scandal. Cicero testifies against him.
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60BC
1st Triumvirate was formed: Pompey, Caesar, Crassus. Not official.
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59BC
Caesar is consul. Passes illegal legislation.
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58BC
Caesar conquers Gaul. Cicero is exiled. Clodius said he should be ‘denied fire and shelter’ because of executing conspirators without trial.
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57BC
Cicero is back!
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56BC
Conference/council of Luca.
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54BC
Crassus dies in battle in Parthia – no money, no tri, no glue. Julia dies – last straw for triumvirate.
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52BC
Cicero is governor of Cicilia. Clodius murdered by Milo.
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49BC
CIVIL WAR between Caesar and Pompey. Caesar crosses Rubicon. Caesar’s first dictatorship – 11 days. Cicero was unable to influence events. Tried to get Caesar to reconcile with Pompey and offered to be the go-between. Caesar’s 2nd dictatorship.
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48BC
Battle of Pharsalus, Pompey dies. Cicero complains about the battle.
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46BC
Caesar is made dictator for 10 years.
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45BC
Caesar is made dictator for life.
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44BC
Caesar assassinated (Ides of March).
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43BC
Cicero is assassinated.
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43BC
Second triumvirate: Lepidus, Octavius (Augustus), Anthony. Imperium.
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Sulla is dictator, and stands for proscription. He also curbs the powers of the tribunes. Retires towards the end of the year to his house in the country. However, Sulla is not the worst dictator, and is co-consul in 80BC and although he makes reform

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Roscius trial – ‘cui bono’. Roscius was charged with patricide, which was one of the worst crimes you could commit in Rome. You would be beaten and whipped, put into a leather sack, with a cockerel, monkey and a snake and thrown into a river. Roscius

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