Caesar's Women - Study Guide Part V December 5 of 63 B.C.- March of 61 B.C.: Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Infuriated by Cicero's abuse of the power, Caesar devises a plan to humiliate him and send a message to the Roman people. No one can execute a Roman citizen without due process of the law. If he does, he will suffer retribution. Caesar uses his knowledge of ancient laws to prosecute an old soldier, Gaius Rabirius, on charges of high treason. With the help of Crassus, Celer, Labienus, and Lucius Julius Caesar, Caesar launches his plan and gets Rabirius exiled. Through this case, he demonstrates Cicero's abuse of the Senatus Consultum Ultimatum. Cicero's interpretation of this law is illegal because Catilina's armies never entered the city of Rome and therefore there posed no threat to issue the decree. Cicero defends Rabirius in court and Caesar...

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