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Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician - Chapter 6, Pretty-Boy's Revenge, The Good Goddess Affair and the Return of Pompey, 62-58 B.C. Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, Pretty-Boy's Revenge, The Good Goddess Affair and the Return of Pompey, 62-58 B.C. Summary and Analysis

Cicero was proud of himself due to his victory over Catalina but probably boasted too much and did not realize that Pompey saw him as a threat to his triumphant return to Rome. Pompey dispatched his brother-in-law, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Nepos, a Tribune, to try to get Pompey permission to kill Catalina in the countryside to deprive Cicero of complete victory. When it was found that Catalina was dead, Metellus Nepos instead prevented Cicero from giving a speech at the end of his Consulship proclaiming his accomplishments and defended his actions on the grounds that he had prevented the people from speaking through Catalina and that now Pompey would speak for them.

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