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Susan Treggiari

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198829348

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198829348.001.0001

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Home and Forum (59–50)

Home and Forum (59–50)

(p.120) 6 Home and Forum (59–50)
Servilia and her Family

Susan Treggiari

Oxford University Press

In 59, Servilia was given by Caesar, then consul, a single pearl worth six million sesterces. Her brother Cato opposed Caesar: Servilia probably gave Cato sympathy and advice. An informer, Vettius, claimed that her son Brutus was involved in a plot to kill Pompey, but next day withdrew the allegation, giving Cicero the opportunity to joke (in private) that Servilia had interceded overnight. Cato, who despite his juniority had political influence, divorced his wife, Marcia, so that she could marry Hortensius. Little is known of Servilia’s own activities during the 50s, though evidence on politics is rich. In early summer 51 she was supporting Ser. Sulpicius as a suitor for Tullia. She may well have been involved behind the scenes in Caesar’s plans for his return.

Keywords:   Caesar, pearl, Cato, Vettius, Marcia, Hortensius, Tullia, Ser. Sulpicius

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