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Unformatted text preview: 6/4/10 60 : First Triumvirate , vs. optimates in Senate 59 : Caesar and Bibulus consuls 58-50 : Caesar campaigns in Gaul 6/4/10 Suetonius on the devotion of Caesars soldiers : When they suffered their single defeat before Dyrrachium, they insisted on being punished, and their commander felt called upon rather to console them than to chastise them. In the other battles they overcame with ease countless forces of the enemy, though decidedly fewer in number themselves Scaeva , with one eye gone, his thigh and shoulder wounded, and his shield pierced through in 120 places, continued to guard the gate of a fortress put in his charge .. . Acilius in the sea-fight at Massilia grasped the stern of one of the enemy's ships, and when his right hand was lopped off, rivaling the famous exploit of the Greek hero Cynegirus, boarded the ship and drove the enemy before him with the boss of his shield. 6/4/10 6/4/10 populares optimates Caesar Crassus Clodius Pompey Cato the Younger (tribune, 58 BC :- free grain for poor- no magistrate can dissolve an Assembly by citing bad omens- no censor can can disqualify a citizen 6/4/10 Theater of Pompey, 55 BC 6/4/10 60 BC : First Triumvirate , vs. Cato and optimates 58-50 : Caesar campaigns in Gaul 54 : Julia dies 53 : Crassus dies fighting Parthians at battle of Carrhae 6/4/10 6/4/10 60 BC : First Triumvirate , vs. Cato and optimates 58-50 : Caesar campaigns in Gaul 54 : Julia dies 53 : Crassus dies fighting Parthians in Eastern Turkey 52 : Cato persuades senate to appoint Pompey sole consul 50 : Pompey challenges Caesar to give up his imperium to stand for consul 6/4/10 Preface to Livys History of Rome ( SEE H, pp. 170-172) Whether the task I have undertaken of writing a complete history of the Roman people from the very beginning of its existence will reward me for the labor I have spent on it, I neither know for certain, nor if I did know would I dare to say. For I see that this is an old-established and a common practice, that each fresh writer is always...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2011 for the course CLAS 146 taught by Professor Solomon during the Spring '11 term at Vanderbilt.

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