Author:Marcus Tullius Cicero/53 BC

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53 BC


This was the year in which Crassus was defeated and killed in Parthia, making thus the first break in the triumvirate, when already the ties between Pompey and Caesar were weakened by the death of Iulia in the previous year. Caesar, however, had been in great difficulties in Gaul. At the end of the previous year a fresh rising of the Nervii destroyed a Roman legion and put Q. Cicero in great danger. In the present year Quintus met with his disaster at the hands of the Sigambri. The chief event to Cicero personally was his election into the college of augurs, in place of the younger Crassus. Atticus appears to be in Rome, for there are no letters to him. There was a series of interregna this year owing to partisan conflicts, lasting till July, and when the consuls were at length appointed, they failed to hold the elections for 52 BC.

Letters[edit]

  • F 2.1: To C. Scribonius Curio in Asia, from Rome, January or February
  • F 7.11: To C. Trebatius Testa in Gaul, from Rome, January or February 50%.svg
  • F 2.2: To C. Scribonius Curio in Asia, from Rome, ?February
  • F 2.3: To C. Scribonius Curio in Asia, from Rome, ?February
  • F 7.12: To C. Trebatius Testa in Gaul, from Rome, ?February
  • F 7.13: To C. Trebatius Testa in Gaul, from Rome, 4 March
  • F 7.14: To C. Trebatius Testa in Gaul, from Rome, ?March
  • F 7.18: To C. Trebatius Testa in Gaul, from a villa in the Ager Pomptinus, 8 April
  • F 7.15: To C. Trebatius Testa in Gaul, from Rome
  • F 2.4: To C. Scribonius Curio in Asia, from Rome, ?May
  • F 2.5: To C. Scribonius Curio in Asia, from Rome, ?June
  • F 2.6: To C. Scribonius Curio arrived in Italy, from Rome, ?July
  • F 13.75: To T. Titius, a legatus, from Rome

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Philosophical works[edit]