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Unformatted text preview: o Roman Trials Primarily political • Juries = men of senatorial rank (sometimes equestrians) No paid lawyers Patronage (how you got a lawyer) Cases heard in the forum o Consular campaign Advice from brother – repeated every day • “I am a New Man, I ma a candidate for the consulship and this is Rome.” Work the city and then Italy – get clients (morning salute, forum escort, voting canvassers) Avoid seeming argumentative Dig up dirt on your opponents • Consulship o Catiline’s conspiracy (other candidate) Catiline plans to overthrow government Alternative to electing Catiline is Cicero o Prosecution of Catiline – senatus consultum Catiline and conspirators • Against Rullus o Land reform – a commission with elaborate powers to redstribute land o Caesar supported behind the scenes o Opposed by Pompey o Cicero allied with Pompey...
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- Spring '08
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