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1

Pompey abroad

Command against pirates - 67 bc; lex Gabinia
Command against Mithridates - 66bc; lex Manilia

2

Catiline

Lucius Sergius Catilina (108-62)
Patrician
Fought for Sulla in civil war
Active in proscriptions
Praetor in 68, propraetor in 67

3

Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Plebeian from Arpinum
Military service under Strabo
Quaestor in 75
Praetor in 66
Consul 63
NOVUS HOMO

4

Lead up to Catiline - 69 bc

Law preventing magistrates from dining on others' expenses

5

Lead up to Catiline - 68 bc

Cilician command moved from Lucullus to Marcius Rex
Consular elections rife with bribery

6

Lead up to Catiline - 67 bc

L Roscius Otho, tribune, passes law granting rows of theatre seats to equestrians
A. Gabinius transfers Bithynia and Pontus from Lucullus to Glabrio
Lex Gabinia
Anti-bribery law passed during elections

7

66 bc

lex Manilia
Consular elections for 65 - P. Sulla and Paetus elected, accused of bribery, condemned and Catiline barred from standing in re-election

8

65 bc

Manilius is brought to trial for extortion abroad
Caesar invokes memory of Marius
Crassus as censor pushed for the annexation of Egypt

9

64 bc - reactions to Sulla

Caesar - connected to Marius (anti Sulla), quaestor 69 bc, aedile 65 bc
He is against Sullan laws

10

Agrarian law part 4/5/6?

P. Servilius Rufus, tribune 63 bc, proposed a land law in which the state uses funds from Popmey's successes to buy land in Italy, deals with debt and eases Sullan legacy
Also a bill to reinstate P. Sulla and P. Autronius Paetus

11

Cicero the advocate

Cicero opposes the bill, Antonius supports. Cicero convinces the senate and then the people to oppose the bill

12

Main political themes of the 60s bc

Tribunes exercising power, fluidity in provincial commands, corruption and laws against bribery and extortion, reaction against Sullan legacy, growing rivalries