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of Caesar and Pompey, and he was elected tribune in the course of B. C. 59. While this underplot was working, the path of Cicero had been fclination to join the triumvirs, and in a letter to Atticus (2.5), B. C. 59, actually names the price at which they could purchase his adherenile in the letters written during the stormy consulship of Caesar (B. C. 59) he takes a most desponding view of the state of the commonwealth,Scipione Nasica, B. C. 60. (Ad Att. 2.1.) Pro L. Valerio Flacco, B. C. 59. [L. FLACCUS.] Pro A. Minucio Thermo. Twice defended in B. C. 59B. C. 59. [THERMUS.] Pro Ascitio. Before B. C. 56. (Pro Cael. 10.) [RUFUS.] Pro M. Cispio. After B. C. 57. (Pro Planc. 31.) [Post Reditum in Senries of 29 epistles addressed to his brother, the first written in B. C. 59, while Quintus was still propraetor of Asia, containing an admirab it may refer to the geographical work in which Cicero was engaged B. C. 59, as we read in letters to Atticus. (2.4, 6, 7.) 8. Admiranda.
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), P. Clodius Pulcher (search)
he auspices. A report soon after got abroad that Clodius was to be sent on an embassy to Tigranes, and that by his refusal to go he had provoked the hostility of the triumvirs. Neither turned out to be true. Clodius was now actively endeavoring to secure his election to the tribuneship. Cicero was for a time amused with a report that his only design was to rescind the laws of Caesar. With the assistance of the latter, Clodius succeeded in his object, and entered upon his office in December, B. C. 59. Clodius did not immediately assail his enemies. On the last day of the year, indeed, he prevented Bibulus, on laying down his office, from addressing the people; but his first measures were a series of laws, calculated to lay senate, knights, and people under obligations to him. The first was a law for the gratuitous distribution of corn once a month to the poorer citizens. The next enacted that no magistrate should observe the heavens on comitial days, and that no veto should be allowed
Consi'dius 4. Q. Considius, a senator and one of the Judices, is praised by Cicero for his integrity and uprightness as a judge both in B. C. 70 (in Verr. 1.7) and in B. C. 66. (Pro Cluent. 38.) Considius is spoken of as quite an old man in Caesar's consulship, B. C. 59, and it is related of him, that when very few senators came to the house, on one occasion, he told Caesar, that the reason of their absence was their fear of his arms and soldiers ; and that when Caesar thereupon asked him why he also did not stop at home, he replied, that old age had deprived him of all fear. (Plut. Caes. 14 ; Cic. Att. 2.24.)
Cosco'nius 5. C. Cosconius, praetor in B. C. 63, the same year that Cicero was consul, obtained in the following-year the province of Further Spain, with the title of proconsul, and was, it seems, on his return accused of extortion, but acquitted. He was one of the twenty commissioners appointed in B. C. 59 to carry into execution the agrarian law of Julius Caesar for dividing the public lands in Campania, but he died in this year, and his vacant place was offered to Cicero by Caesar, who wished to withdraw him from the threatened attack of Clodius. This offer, however, was refused by Cicero. (Cic. pro Sull. 14, in Vatin. 5; comp. V. Max. 8.1.8; Cic. Att. 2.19, 9.2, A; Quint. Inst. 12.1. . ยง 16.
Cosco'nius 6. C. Cosconius, tribune of the plebs in B. C. 59, when he was one of the colleagues of P. Vatinius, aedile in 57, and one of the judices in the following year, 56, in the trial of P. Sextius. In the same year, C. Cato, the tribune of the plebs, purchased of Cosconius some bestiarii which the latter had undoubtedly exhibited the year before in the games of his aedileship. It seems that Cosconius subsequently obtained the aedileship, for Plutarch states, that Cosconius and Galba, two men of praetorian rank, were murdered by Caesar's soldiers in the mutiny in Campania, B. C. 47, and we know of no other Cosconius who is likely to have been praetor. (Cic. in uatin. 7, ad Q. Fr. 2.6; Plut. Caes. 51; comp. Dion. Cass. 42.52, *Bouleuta\s du/o.)
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Crassus, Clau'dius 27. LICINIUS CRASSUS DIVES, of uncertain pedigree, was praetor in B. C. 59, when L. Vettius was accused before him of conspiracy against the life of Pompey. (Cic. Att. 2.24.2.) It has been conjectured that his praenomen was Publius, and that he was identical with No. 18.
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Decia'nus, Appuleius 2. C. Appuleius Decianus, a son of No. 1, lived as negotiator in Asia Minor, at Pergamus, and at Apollonis. He was repeatedly charged with having committed acts of injustice and violence towards the inhabitants of Apollonis, for he appears to have been a person of a very avaricious and insolent character, and in the end he was condemned by the praetor Flaccus, the son of the L. Valerius Flaccus, who had been accused by Decianus, the father. In B. C. 59, Decianus took vengeance upon Flaccus by supporting the charge which D. Laelius brought against him. (Cic. pro Flace. 29-33; Schol. Bobiens. pp. 228, 230, 242, ed. Orelli.) [L.S]
Dio'dotus 5. A STOIC philosopher, who lived for many years at Rome in the house of Cicero, who had known him from his childhood, and always entertained great love and respect for him. He instructed Cicero, and trained and exercised his intellectual powers, especially in dialectics. In his later years, Diodotus became blind, but he nevertheless continued to occupy himself with literary pursuits and with teaching geometry. He died in Cicero's house, in B. C. 59, and left to his friend a property of about 100,000 sesterces. (Cic. ad Fam. 9.4, 13.16, de Nat. Deor. i 3, Brut. 90, Acad. 2.36, Tusc. 5.39, ad Att. 2.20.) [L.S]
Di'philus 4. A tragedian, exhibited at Rome in the time of Cicero, whom he grievously offended by applying to Pompey, at the Apollinarian games (B. C. 59), the words " Nostra miseria tu es Magnus," and other allusions, which the audience made him repeat again and again. (Cic. Att. 2.19.3 ; V. Max. 6.2.9.) [P.S]
nd killed himself in his tent. (Dio Cass 48.44; Vell. Paterc. 2.71.) It is likely that he is the Drusus who, in B. C. 43, encouraged Decimus Brutus in the vain hope that the fourth legion and the legion of Mars, which had fought under Caesar, would go over to the side of his murderers. (Cic. ad Fanm. 11.19.2.) In other parts of the correspondence of Cicero, the name Drusus occurs several times, and the person intended may be, as Manutius conjectured, identical with the father of Livia. In B. C. 59, it seems that a lucrative legation was intended for a Drusus, who is called, perhaps in allusion to some discreditable occurrence, the Pisaurian. (Ad Att. 2.7.3.) A Drusus, in B. C. 54, was accused by Lucretius of praevaricatio, or corrupt collusion in betraying a cause which he had undertaken to prosecute. Cicero defended Drusus, and he was acquitted by a majority of four. The tribuni aerarii saved him, though the greater part of the senators and equites were against him; for though by th
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