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Frank Frost Abbott, Commentary on Selected Letters of Cicero, Cicero's Public Life and Contemporary Politics. (search)
r the next year were raised by the election of his adherent, L. Afranius, to the consulship for 60 B.C.. Clodius had been absent for a year as quaestor in Sicily, and Cicero, although not foreseeingooked forward with some anxiety to the return of Clodius. 12. A variety of causes conspired in 60 B.C. to weaken the conservative party. The knights, who farmed the provincial revenues, in a larges also weakened by the death of one of its most judicious leaders, Q. Catulus, in the spring of 60 B.C., Att. 1.20.3. by the indifference of others, like Lucullus, and by the ascendency of extremistsh Caesar. The coalition was strengthened by the addition of Crassus, and thus, in the summer of 60 B.C. , the so-called First Triumvirate was secretly formed. Vell. Paterc. 2.44. The triumvirs carried, to prosecute him and to convict him of using violence in his candidacy for the consulship in 60 B.C., under the new law de vi, which was retroactive. The Proconsulship. (Aet. 56-57. B.C. 51-50. E
Frank Frost Abbott, Commentary on Selected Letters of Cicero, Letter V: ad Atticum 1.16 (search)
om the special topic under consideration, and de summa republica dicere. Cf. Willems, II. 186. ille locus, etc., the following point was developed by me with telling effect. Lentulum: Catiline's fellow-conspirator, who was accused de peculatu in 60 B.C. , and at a later date underwent a similar experience. Catilinam: tried on a charge of 'repetundae' in 65 B.C. (cf. intr. to Ep. II.). He was again on trial, in 64 B.C. , for the murder of M. Marius Gratidianus. No mention is made here of these of his supporters. Hissing was also common (Ep. VII. 2). comitiorum: the consular election. Auli filium: i.e. L. Afranius. By designating him as Auli filium Cicero means perhaps that Afranius was himself a man of no worth. He was consul in 60 B.C. , proconsul of Gallia Cisalpina in 59 B.C. , was pardoned by Caesar for espousing the cause of Pompey in the Civil War, joined the Pompeian forces again, and was captured and put to death after the battle of Thapsus. Philippus: the methods of Ph
Frank Frost Abbott, Commentary on Selected Letters of Cicero, Letter VI: ad Atticum 1.17 (search)
Ep. VII. I), as Cicero can be thinking only of Q uintus and Pomponia respectively. - Ut nihil, granting that no, etc. domesticis: i.e. Pomponia. de iis litteris: cf. Intr. 91. de sermonibus: cf. introd. note, and Att. 1.19.11 (written in March, 60 B.C. ) Quintus frater purgat se mihi per litteras et adfirmat nihil a se cuiquam de te secus esse dictum. causae: sc. for his conduct. irritabiles: cf. Q. fr. 1.1.37 omnes enim, qui istinc veniunt, ita de tua virtute integritate humanitate commemoranmpeius) esset melior et aliquid depopulari levitate deponeret. He has hopes even of Caesar: quid Si etiam Caesarem reddo meliorem. Lucceium: cf. intr. note to Ep. XVIII. Cicero is writing of the elections which would take place in midsummer of 60 B.C. Caesar allied himself with Lucceius, but the Optimates partially frustrated the combination by the election of Bibulus as Caesar's colleague. cum eo: i.e. Caesar. Arrium: a man of neither ability nor distinguished antecedents, but put forward
Frank Frost Abbott, Commentary on Selected Letters of Cicero, Letter VII: ad Atticum 2.19 (search)
Letter VII: ad Atticum 2.19 Rome, July, 59 B.C. In accordance with the Compact made in 60 B.C. between Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus, who formed what is commonly called the First Triumvirate, Caesar had been elected consul for 59 B.C. , and the radical measures whose passage he had secured or was securing with the help of Pompey (cf. Att. 2.16.2) opened Cicero's eyes to the character of Pompey, and to the danger which threatened the state. The letter presents a lively picture of the political turmoil in Rome, throws light upon the attitude of the populace toward Caesar and Pompey, as viewed from an aristocratic standpoint, and discloses Cicero's realization for a moment of the danger with which the designs of Clodius threaten him. sescenta: cf. miliens, Ep. V.4n. Statium manu missum (esse): Quintus Cicero had lately set his slave Statius free, and this action had given color to the rumor that Statius exerted too great an influence over Quintus. Cf. Q. fr. 1.2.3 quod autem me maxisn
Frank Frost Abbott, Commentary on Selected Letters of Cicero, Letter XVIII: ad familiares 5.12 (search)
is request, puts the seriousness of the offense against historical truth in the background, and strives to secure the consent of Lucceius on the score of friendship. For Cicero's own judgment of the epistle, cf. Att. 4.6.4 epistulam, Lucceio nunc quam misi, qua meas res ut scribat rogo, fac ut ab eo sumas--valde bella est. L. Lucceius was an orator and a man of some literary note. In politics and military affairs he was less successful; he was a candidate with Caesar for the consulship in 60 B.C. (cf. Ep. VI.11n), but was defeated, and in the Civil War was one of the intemperate leaders in Pompey's camp. subrusticus: cf. Intr. 77. The opposite idea to pudor subrusticus is conveyed by frons urbana (Hor. Ep. 1.9.11) ardeo commendari tuis: Böckel notes that the orator and the historian adopt the periodic form of construction with the verb at the end of the clause, as the one best fitted to impart dignity and force to what they say, while often in letters, as in this passage, a writer
Frank Frost Abbott, Commentary on Selected Letters of Cicero, Letter LXI: ad familiares 9.16 (search)
Letter LXI: ad familiares 9.16 Tusculum, July, 46 B.C. L. Papirius Paetus, to whom are addressed Fam. 9.15-26, was a friend of long standing. We first hear of him through a collection of books which he presented to Cicero in 60 B.C. (Att. 1.20.7; 2.1.12). Like Atticus, he was an Epicurean and held himself aloof from politics. The large fortune which he had inherited made it unnecessary for him to engage in business, and he was able to give himself up to the pleasures of a literary and social life. Cicero's letters to him testify to their intimate relations, and offer the best commentary upon his character and tastes. No better specimens of the sermo urbanus and no better proof of Cicero's wit and brilliancy as a letter-writer can be found than in the letters to Paetus. amavi amorem: cf. occidione occisum, Ep. XXXIV.7n., and cura ut valeas meque ames amore illo tuo singulari, Fam.15.20.3. Silius: probably P. Silius Nerva, to whom, when he was propraetor of Bithynia in 51 and 50 B