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Cicero’s Nephew Goes to Fight for Caesar

Cicero’s nephew Quintus – Quintus the Younger – was a boy dear to his uncle’s heart. His father, Quintus the Elder, was Cicero’s brother and the two brothers were close. The boy’s mother, Pomponia, was the sister of Cicero’s dear friend, Atticus. The year 45 B.C. was not an easy one for the nineteen-year-old Quintus. His long-squabbling parents finally divorced. …