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CDXCIX (A XII, 8)

TO ATTICUS (AT ROME)
TUSCULUM (SECOND INTERCALARY MONTH)
As to my son, my plan meets with wide approval. I have got a suitable travelling companion for him. 1 But let us first see about getting the first instalment. 2 For the day is fast approaching, and Dolabella is hurrying away. Write and tell me, pray, what Celer reports Caesar to have settled about the candidates. Does the great man think of going to the plain of the Fennel or to the plain of Mars? 3 And, finally, I should very much like to know whether there is any positive necessity for my being at Rome for the comitia: for I must do what Pilia wishes, and anyhow what Attica does.


1 See Letter DXCVI.

2 Of the dowry to be repaid by Dolabella after his divorce from Tullia.

3 Is Caesar going to Spain at once-where there is a plain thus called near Tarraco—or does he stay for the elections on the Campus Martius?

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