Caesar's Women - Study Guide Part VI May of 60 B.C.- March of 58 B.C.: Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Caesar is now forty years old and is the senior consul of the Senate. He is debt free thanks to his campaigns in Spain and to the shrewd negotiations of Balbus Major with his creditors. When Caesar introduces his controversial land bill which benefits Pompey, Cato filibusters and prevents its passage. When Caesar presents it in January, he demands that Cato explain his reasons for being against it. Cato merely shouts that Caesar is evil and Bibulus joins in chanting the same thing. Finally, Caesar turns to both Pompey and Crassus for support. Both men give it and the boni is shocked to find that the three men have formed an alliance.

Even though the triumvirate is powerful, Caesar endures many defeats by the boni...

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