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Cicero Timeline

Timeline of events in the life of Cicero

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Cicero rose remarkably to the top of the Roman political hierarchy, fell precipitously, went into exile because of his hostile relations with Clodius Pulcher, made a permanent name for himself in Latin literature, and had relations with contemporaries like his confidant Atticus, and all the big names: Caesar, Pompey, Mark Antony, and Octavian (Augustus), and knew Cleopatra enough to hate the queen.

Here is a timeline of events in the life of Cicero that includes dates for Cicero's publications, so Cicero's famous correspondence with Atticus is not included.

106 Cicero born at Arpinum (Jan. 3)
90 Military service in the Social War
84 De Inventione
81 Pro Quinctio
80 Pro Roscio Amerino
79 Travels to Athens and Rhodes
77 Marries Terentia(?)
Pro Q. Roscio Comoedo(?)
75 Quaestor in Sicily
75 Senator
70 Divinatio in Caecilium
In Verrem
69 Aedile
Pro A. Caecina
Pro M. Fonteio
Pro M. Tullio

(In the aftermath of the Social War, Rome's allies got the vote.)
66 Praetor
Pro Cluentio
Pro Lege Manilia
65 Son Marcus born
63 Consul
In Catilinam
Contra Rullum I-III
Pro Murena
Pro C. Rabirio Perduellionis
De Lege Agraria
62 Bona Dea trial
Pro Archia
Pro Sulla
59 Pro Flacco
58 Exiled
57 Cicero recalled from exile
De Domo Sua
Post Reditum ad Quirites
Post Reditum ad Senatum
56 Pro Balbo
Pro Caelio
Pro Sestio
In Vatinium
De Haruspicum Responsis
De Provinciis Consularibus
55 De Oratore
In Pisonem
54 Pro Plancio
Pro C. Rabirio Postumo
52 De optimo genere oratorum
Pro Milone
De Legibus
(published posthumously)
51 Proconsul of Cilicia
De Republica
50 Returns to Rome
47 Divorces Terentia
46 Marries and divorces Publilia
Brutus
De Optimo Genere Oratorum
Orator
Paradoxa Stoicorum
Pro Ligario
Pro Marcello
45 Tullia dies
Academica I-II
De Finibus I-V
Disputationes Tusculanae I-V
Pro Rege Deiotaro
De Natura Deorum I-III
44 Topica
De Senectute
De Amicitia
De Divinatione I-II
De Fato
De Officiis I-III
Philippics Topica
43 Cicero proscribed; killed (Dec. 7)
Philippics

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