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Annals of Caesar; A Critical Biography with a Survey of the Sources, for More Advanced Students of Ancient History and Particulaly for the Use and Service of Instructors in Caesar (Paperback) Loot Price: R445 Discovery Miles 4 450
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Annals of Caesar; A Critical Biography with a Survey of the Sources, for More Advanced Students of Ancient History and Particulaly for the Use and Service of Instructors in Caesar (Paperback)

Ernest Gottlieb Sihler

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER VII The Triumvirate And Cesar's Consulate 60-59 B.c. hastened to Rome (Suet., 18), just as he had hastened to his province. For his successor he did not wait. Triumph and consulate were the next prizes. He knew that he had arrived at the threshold of greater things. When he arrived, the day had already been published by the consuls, on which their successors (the chief magistrates for 59 B.c.) were to be voted for. Caesar's return to Rome occurred in the month of June ("Att.,"2, 1, 9). Caesar could not be voted for (ratio eius haberi) unless he entered the city as a private citizen. Here, again, he was compelled to yield to the opposition, in the senate, of Cato, whom, as the years went by, he probably hated more than any other man in public life. In vain did Caesar, through his own servitors in the senate, manceu- vre for a special immunity.1 Constrained to choose, he selected the consulate. Caesar had arranged his plans for the canvass even in December, 61, though personally absent. ("Att.," 1, 17, 11.) Lucceius, a very rich senator and amateur historian, was induced ? we know not by what arguments ? to form a combination with Caesar (coi're), i.e., to appear as a candidate in the electioneering, but throw all his influence into the scales of Caesar's candidacy. And this cooperation was of a very palpable nature; Lucceius, through his agents, gave out the promise of bribe money in all the electoral units (centuriae)as funds coming from Caesar and Lucceius conjointly. The leaders of the Optimates did not, indeed, harbor any hope of preventing Caesar's election. They were troubled by the fear that Lucceius, too, might pull through, and then, in the impending consular year of their most consistent and resourceful foe ? they would have to contend, not with one hos...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Ernest Gottlieb Sihler
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-67825-4
Barcode: 9780217678254
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LSN: 0-217-67825-4

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