Chapter Four. The Proconsular Years: Politics at a Distance

  1. Miriam Griffin Emeritus Fellow
  1. John T. Ramsey MA, PhD Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308440.ch4

A Companion to Julius Caesar

A Companion to Julius Caesar

How to Cite

Ramsey, J. T. (2009) The Proconsular Years: Politics at a Distance, in A Companion to Julius Caesar (ed M. Griffin), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308440.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Somerville College, Oxford, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149235

Online ISBN: 9781444308440

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Keywords:

  • proconsular years - politics at a distance;
  • coalition of Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus Put to the Test (58, 57 BC);
  • attack in senate - two praetors against Caesar and against the measures he had passed as consul for the benefit of his political allies;
  • Pompey waiting for a letter from Caesar - his support for a reversal of Cicero's exile;
  • coalition renewed (56, 55 BC) - in 56 Caesar coming under pressure from political enemies in courts and in senate;
  • coalition under pressure (54, 53, 52 BC) - ties between Caesar and Cicero growing much closer thanks to appointment of Cicero's brother Quintus as a legate of Caesar;
  • coalition dissolves (51, 50 BC);
  • scholarly biography of Julius Caesar in English - one by Matthias Gelzer on Caesar, Politician and Statesman

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Coalition of Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus Put to the Test (58, 57 BC)

  • Coalition Renewed (56, 55 BC)

  • Coalition under Pressure (54, 53, 52 BC)

  • Coalition Dissolves (51, 50 BC)

  • Further Reading