Bibulus

Bibulus

(Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus) (bĭb`yo͝oləs), d. 48 B.C., Roman statesman. The colleague in the consulship with Julius 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.
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 in 59 B.C., he did everything in his power to block each move made by Caesar. A conservative republican, he was a strong partisan of 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.
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. In 51 B.C. he was governor of Syria, and in 48 B.C. he died trying to halt Caesar in the Adriatic. His wife was Portia, daughter of Cato the YoungerCato the Younger
or Cato of Utica,
95 B.C.–46 B.C., Roman statesman, whose full name was Marcus Porcius Cato; great-grandson of Cato the Elder. Reared by his uncle Marcus Livius Drusus, he showed an intense devotion to the principles of the early republic.
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; she later married BrutusBrutus
, in ancient Rome, a surname of the Junian gens. Lucius Junius Brutus, fl. 510 B.C., was the founder of the Roman republic. He feigned idiocy to escape death at the hands of Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (see under Tarquin).
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Pardon me, sir; you are giving a very wrong construction to my language, if you suppose I include, without many and particular qualifications, the bibulus Americanus, in the family of the vacca.
43) Suetonius (Jul 49) reports that Bibulus, Caesar's co-consul, referred to him in his public edicts as the "queen of Bithynia" who was previously enamored of a king and now of a kingdom.
En primer lugar Bibulus es un cognomen muy poco frecuente --en la Peninsula Iberica solo esta atestiguado en este epigrafe-- que durante el periodo tardorrepublicano monopoliza la familia senatorial de los Calpurnii (18).
When his co-consul Bibulus tried to delay a vote, Caesar had a bucketful of dung dumped over his head.
At the end of 50 Bibulus, Domitius, and Cato were all privati; Postumius was certainly a privatus at the beginning of 49.
When I was that girl's age my head was full of learning Always cloistered in my father's study writing treatises in Latin Letter to Augustinus Aemilius, Curse against the Ornamentation of Women Letter to Bibulus Sempronius, Defense of Their Liberal Instruction How naive I was, copying them out and sending them to scholars As young men do to establish their reputations Only one friar wrote back to me, though I gained some notoriety Here in my native Brescia, and then I was married
Bibulus circulated speeches and edicts attacking Pompey and Caesar.
70) This marked a return to the methods of Bibulus in 59 B.