of the statues and trophies of Marius, which had been banished from sight seventeen years before by the order of Sulla. The people began to hope for a successful revival of the Marian party and to look to Caesar as its leader.
In B. C. 63 he was elected pontifex maximus against the strong opposition of the Optimates. This office was one of great political power and dignity, though not formally a civil office. Caesar held it for the rest of his life. In 62 he was elected praetor, s in Caesar's Life.
B.C. 100Born, July 12th.
83Marries Cornelia, the Daughter of Cinna.
80-78Serves with the Army in Asia.
76-75Studies Oratory at Rhodes.
61Propraetor in Spain.
60Forms the First Triumvirate.
58-49Proconsul in Gaul.
56Meeting of the Triumvirate at Luca.
50The Trouble with Pompey begins.