Caesar's Women - Study Guide Part III January of 65 B.C.- Quinctilis of 63 B.C: Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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After the death of the Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Pontifex Maximus, the boni including Brutus and Cicero gather to discuss the plans to block Caesar's election to Pontifex Maximus. They decide to have one of their own run for the position. However, two new members of the boni, Quintus Lutatius Catulus and Vatia Isauricus, want the office. Cicero tries to reason with them, but neither man concedes. Catulus goes so far as to attempt to bribe Caesar not to run for office. All of Rome knows of Caesar's financial troubles, but Caesar refuses the money. Instead, he campaigns vigorously for the position. He relies on his popularity and prominent name to win. In the end, Caesar is elected Pontifex Maximus. Despite his new position, Caesar...

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