Quintus Tullius Cicero

(c. 102 BC - 43 BC)

Younger than his brother Marcus by four years, Quintus Tullius Cicero became praetor in 62 bc, governed the Roman province Asia from 61 to 58 bc, and served as legate on Julius Caesar’s staff in Gaul from 54 to 51 bc, taking part in the invasion of Britain. A good soldier and able administrator, he also fashioned himself as something of a literary dilettante, writing four tragedies in sixteen days while in Gaul. He later fought against Caesar at the Battle of Pharsalus, but was subsequently pardoned, only to be proscribed and killed with his brother in 43 bc.

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