Caesar's Women - Study Guide Part I June of 68 B.C.- March 66 B.C: Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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When the Sicilian grain is stolen in Ostia by pirates, Caesar seizes this opportunity to aid Pompey in attaining a special military command from the government. The boni and most of the Senate are fearful of Pompey because they do not want him to become a dictator like the infamous Sulla. Years before, Sulla abolished the Senate and took control of Rome. The government worries that if they give Pompey an Army he will use it to crown himself dictator. However, when grain prices rise that the Roman people riot, the Senate knows they must act.

Caesar keeps an eye on Pompey's elected tribunes of the Plebeian Assembly, Aulus Gabinius and Gaius Cornelius. These men are clients of Pompey's and work to ensure that he receives his...

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