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Dolabella(Publius Cornelius Dolabella) (dŏləbĕl`ə), c.70 B.C.–43 B.C., Roman general, notorious for his unscrupulousness. He divorced his wife Fabia and married (50 B.C.) Tullia, daughter of CiceroCicero
(Marcus Tullius Cicero) or Tully,
106 B.C.–43 B.C., greatest Roman orator, famous also as a politician and a philosopher. Life
Cicero studied law and philosophy at Rome, Athens, and Rhodes.
..... Click the link for more information. , to gain the support of that statesman. He transferred allegiance from PompeyPompey
(Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus) , 106 B.C.–48 B.C., Roman general, the rival of Julius Caesar. Sometimes called Pompey the Great, he was the son of Cnaeus Pompeius Strabo (consul in 89 B.C.), a commander of equivocal reputation.
..... Click the link for more information. to CaesarCaesar, Julius
(Caius Julius Caesar), 100? B.C.–44 B.C., Roman statesman and general. Rise to Power
Although he was born into the Julian gens, one of the oldest patrician families in Rome, Caesar was always a member of the democratic or popular party.
..... Click the link for more information. , fought at Pharsalus, and accompanied Caesar to Africa and Spain. On the assassination of Caesar he at first favored the conspirators, then, with AntonyAntony
or Marc Antony,
Lat. Marcus Antonius, c.83 B.C.–30 B.C., Roman politican and soldier. He was of a distinguished family; his mother was a relative of Julius Caesar.
..... Click the link for more information. 's help, seized the consulship. He was commander of an army sent against Parthia and Syria, but he murdered the Roman proconsul Caius TreboniusTrebonius, Caius
, d. 43 B.C., Roman politician. When tribune (55 B.C.) of the plebs he proposed the Lex Trebonia by which Pompey obtained Spain, Crassus obtained Syria, and Caesar obtained Gaul and Illyricum. As Caesar's protégé he became praetor (48 B.C.
..... Click the link for more information. at Smyrna to get possession of the town treasure. As a result he was outlawed by the senate. Dolabella was captured in Syria and, in despair, ordered one of his soldiers to kill him.