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  1. History 107 Caesar

  2. Julius Caesar • Noble background • Nephew of Marius

  3. Politics in the 60’s • Catiline • Frustrated politician • Appeals to Sullan veterans, rural classes • The consular election of 64 (for 63)

  4. Catiline • 63BCE • Catiline runs for consul again

  5. Cicero and the conspiracy • The discovery of the conspiracy • The speeches • The ideal

  6. Publius Clodius Pulcher • noble, adopted into a plebeian family in 59 • the Bona Dea scandal, 62

  7. The end of the 60’s • Caesar elected praetor of Spain, 62 • Pompey returns from Asia, 62 • The personal is political

  8. Cato the Younger • Great-grandson of Cato the Elder • Traditional - optimate

  9. The “First Triumvirate” • An informal coitio, not a formal group • Crassus, Pompey and Caesar

  10. Caesar’s Consulship - 59 • Bibulus ineffective • Pompey’s requests enacted

  11. The Aftermath • Caesar goes to Gaul, starts war

  12. In Gaul • Convenient excuses to fight... • Public Thanksgiving

  13. Back at Rome... • Cicero recalled, 57 • The Conference of Luca, 56

  14. The conquest of Gaul • Uprisings in 54 • The siege of Alesia, 52

  15. The Breakdown of the Triumvirate and Republic • 54: Julia • 53: Crassus dies at Carrhae • 52: Milo murders Clodius