The Governor and the Approach of Civil War

Andrew Lintott

in Cicero as Evidence

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216444
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191712180 | DOI:
The Governor and the Approach of Civil War

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This chapter begins with a discussion of Cicero's appointment as governor of Cilicia. It then focuses on the escalating conflict between Pompey and Caesar, of which Cicero was kept appraised by letters from Caelius. According to Caelius, Pompey was worried that Caesar should wish to become consul while retaining the Gallic provinces — in the same way that he himself had retained those in Spain while consul. Caesar is, however, convinced that he cannot be secure if he has left his army; nevertheless he offers this arrangement, that both should hand over their armies.

Keywords: consular governors; Cilicia; Atticus; Pompey; Caesar; Caelius

Chapter.  14593 words. 

Subjects: Classical History

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