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At this time, too, Metellus, the pontifex maximus, or high priest, died,1 and though Isauricus and Catulus were candidates for the priesthood, which was an object of great ambition, and though they were most illustrious men and of the greatest influence in the senate, Caesar would not give way to them, but presented himself to the people as a rival candidate.

1 In 63 B.C.

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