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The Gang of Three and Clodius

Andrew Lintott

in Cicero as Evidence

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216444
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191712180 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216444.003.0012
The Gang of Three and Clodius

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This chapter begins with a discussion of Caesar's first consulship. It then discusses Clodius' tribunate and Cicero's exile. Clodius drew up a bill about Cicero himself, which assumed that he was already a self-condemned exile and consequently specified the terms of his exile and the modalities of the confiscation of his property. The exile imposed by Clodius was a capital penalty: Cicero lost his status as a senator and Roman citizen, and the property that maintained his position in society.

Keywords: Caesar; consulship; exile; legislation

Chapter.  8607 words. 

Subjects: Classical History

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