Cicero Timeline

Timeline of Events in the Life of Cicero

Cicero
Cicero. CC Flickr User antmoose.

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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.

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

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