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Frank Frost Abbott, Commentary on Selected Letters of Cicero, Letter XXXI: ad familiares 8.1 (search)
Letter XXXI: ad familiares 8.1 Rome, about May 24, 51 B.C. M. Caelius Rufus was born about 85 B.C. , and came to Rome when fifteen or sixteen years of age to study law and politics. He sympathized with Catiline, but took no active part in the conspiracy. In 52 B.C. as tribune he vigorously supported the aristocratic cause, but in later life he went over to Caesar. In 51 B.C. , when his letters to Cicero begin, Caelius was a candidate for the curule aedileship. In January, 49, he opposed the senate, and fled with Curio to Caesar's camp. Disappointed with the 'spoils' which fell to his share, he joined Milo in an uprising in southern Italy, and was put to death by Caesar's troops in 48 B.C. In the social world his intimacy with Clodia (Ep. VIII.5) gave him great notoriety. The wit and beauty of Caelius attracted this Palatine Medea, and the banquets and revels at Rome and Baiae, in which Caelius and Clodia were the central figures, were the talk of Rome. At last they quarrelled,
Frank Frost Abbott, Commentary on Selected Letters of Cicero, Letter XXXV: ad Atticum 6.1 (search)
alterum refers to the levying of taxes for such a purpose; the second to the proposition concerning the panthers. nec licere: Cicero had approved of the course of his brother Quintus, who, as propraetor of Asia, had issued an edict directing that money should not be raised in the provinces to pay for games which the aediles gave in Rome; cf. Q. fr. 1.1.26. The levying of taxes or contributions in the provinces was probably governed by general or special laws, perhaps by the lex Cornelia of 85 B. C. ; cf. Fam. 3.10.6; Tac. Ann. 3.62. cum alios accusasset: referring to Caelius's prosecution of C. Antonius for misgovemment in Macedonia. Lepta: Cicero's praefectus fabrum; cf. Fam. 3.7.4. illa: i.e. filiola. quod mihi: sc. salutem adscripsit. pr. Kal. Ianuar.: in apposition with dies. iuris iurandi: on laying down the consulship, Cicero swore that he had saved the republic: cam ille (i.e. Metellus Nepos. the tribune) mihi nihil nisi at iurarem permitteret, magna voce iuravi verissimum pul