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Caesar divorced Pompeia, because 'Caesar's wife must be above suspicion', and
after much wrangling about the nature of the court, Clodius was brought to trial for
sacrilege. The bribery of the jurors was shocking ('there never was a viler ...
He chose the young patrician, P. Clodius, who by a process known as transitio ad
plebem became a plebeian in order to stand for the tribunate of the plebs. Caesar
would find him useful for checking the Optimates, and also for keeping an eye ...
The triumvirs next used Clodius to remove from Rome two men whose presence
was embarrassing: Cicero and Cato. Caesar first tried to spare Cicero by offering
him a post on his staff in Gaul or abroad, but on Cicero's refusal he let Clodius ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - riskedom - LibraryThing
Over the course of more than a year, I read this excellent Roman history one chunk at a time. It was well worth it. For good reason this is Scullard's most well known work. It is thorough, interesting ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Iacobus - LibraryThing
Books like Scullard are essential for anyone who wants to engage with history. Where do you go after being intrigued by History Channel programs about the "mysteries" of the ancient world? You could ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
ROME AT THE CROSSROADS
The Growth of Romes Empire
The Senatorial Government
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