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  • AS THE PIRATE ships drew near to Syracuse, capital of the Roman province of Sicily, the helmsmen took their bearings from the rays of sunlight reflected off the golden shield on the front of the temple of Athenathat is, if the corrupt Roman governor, Gaius Verres, hadnt already looted it.

    The Spartacus War

  • Ciceros contemporary the historian Sallust states flatly: Gaius Verres strengthened the shores closest to Italy.

    The Spartacus War

  • According to Cicero, Gaius Verres should have handled the problem.

    The Spartacus War

  • Gaius Verres strengthened the shores: Sallust, Histories, frg.

    The Spartacus War

  • It had once belonged to Gaius Verres, who had looted it from his province of Sicily, and had been given as a fee to Hortensius for defending Verres unsuccessfully on many charges of exortion.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • It seems to cover the middle part of the great advocate's career, from the prosecution of Gaius Verres to the conspiracy of Catalina.


  • And with that, his exertions in the prosecution of Gaius Verres were at an end.


  • And I am here to serve notice of my intention to bring to justice Gaius Verres for the high crimes and misdemeanors committed during his term as governor of Sicily.


  • It would not be fair to judge Gaius Verres in his absence.


  • “Due to ill health,” he repeated, “brought on by the strain of these proceedings, and wishing to spare the state any further disruption, my client, Gaius Verres, no longer proposes to offer a defense to the charges brought by the special prosecutor.”



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