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[3] and having given Paulus the consul fifteen hundred talents, out of which he adorned the forum with the Basilica,1 a famous monument, erected in place of the Fulvia,—under these circumstances Pompey took fright at the coalition, and openly now, by his own efforts and those of his friends, tried to have a successor appointed to Caesar in his government, and sent a demand to him for the return of the soldiers whom he had lent him for his Gallic contests.2 Caesar sent the soldiers back, after making a present to each man of two hundred and fifty drachmas.

1 The Basilica Pauli Aemilii, called also Regia Pauli. It took the place of the Basilica Aemilia et Fulvia, erected in 179 B.C.

2 See chapter xxv. 1.

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