Cicero, Letters to Friends, Volume I

LCL 205: 20-21

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bibliographical note Editions
  • Jean Beaujeu, Cicéron: Correspondance (Paris: Budé), vols. VI–XI, 1980–1996.
  • D. R. Shackleton Bailey, Cicero: Epistulae ad Familiares (Cambridge Texts and Commentaries), 1977.
  • W. S. Watt, Cicero: Ad Familiares (Oxford Classical Texts), 1988.
  • M. Gelzer, Cicero: ein biographischer Versuch, Wiesbaden, 1969.
  • Elizabeth Rawson, Cicero, London, 1975.
  • D. R. Shackleton Bailey, Cicero, London, 1975.
  • D. Stockton, Cicero: A Political Biography, Oxford 1971.
  • G. O. Hutchinson, Cicero’s Correspondence: A Literary Study, Oxford University Press, 1998. Contains an extensive bibliography.


The friends
  • Acilius Caninus, M. Caesarian officer, Proconsul in Sicily 46–45.
  • Aemilius Lepidus, M. Consul in 46 and one of Caesar’s leading followers. Succeeded him as Chief Pontiff and became governor of Narbonese Gaul and Hither Spain. In 43 joined Antony and became Triumvir; Consul again in 42; governor of Africa 40–36. Forced by Octavian to retire from public life.
  • Aemilius Paullus, L. Elder brother of the above and Consul in 50. Allegedly bought by Caesar. Probably neutral in the Civil War, he was proscribed by the Triumvirs but escaped to end his days in Miletus. On the problem of his name see my Onomasticon to Cicero’s Speeches (1992).
  • Allienus, A. Friend of the Ciceros and one of Quintus’ legates in 59. Praetor in 49, he supported Caesar. Proconsul in Sicily 48–46; Legate of Trebonius, then Dolabella 44–43; last heard of handing over his army to Cassius.
  • Ampius Balbus, T. Praetor in 59; apparently governor of Asia the following year as successor to Q. Cicero; later transferred to Cilicia. Adherent of Pompey and friend of Cicero, who probably obtained permission for him to return to Italy in 46. Called ‘the trumpet of the Civil War’