Quintus Tullius Cicero the Younger
January 24, 2022
Quintus Tullius Cicero (lat. Quintus Tullius Cicero; late 67 or early 66 BC - December 43 BC, Rome, Roman Republic) - Roman politician, son of the commander Quintus Tullius Cicero, nephew of orator Mark Tullius Cicero and his friend Titus Pomponius Atticus. He was brought up with his cousin, Mark Cicero the Younger. At the beginning of the civil war, against the wishes of his relatives, he offered his services to Gaius Julius Caesar, but was rejected (49 BC). Later he went to Gnaeus Pompey the Great, after his defeat he again met with Caesar and obtained a pardon for himself and for his father. He held the office of aedile in the municipality of Arpinum in 46 BC. e., became a member of the Roman priestly college of the Luperks, took part in the second Spanish campaign of Gaius Julius (45 BC). After the assassination of the dictator, he joined the Republicans. In 43 BC. e. was included in the proscription list and killed along with his father. The main source of information about Quintus is the letters of Mark Cicero. The relationship between nephew and uncle was difficult: Mark did not approve of Quint's transition to the Caesarians and his way of life, he was sure that Quint was plotting against him, called his nephew a vile person. Nevertheless, in one of his philippics, the orator ranked Quintus among the most courageous defenders of the Republic.