Quintus Tullius Cicero.
55. Quintus Cicero was a man of considerable ability; and, although he never
reached the consulship, he was aedile in 65 and praetor in 62 B.C.
At first he was inclined to attach himself to Pompey, and in 57 B.C.
served as the latter's legatus in Sardinia,215
but three years later he joined Caesar in Gaul and took part in the invasion of Britain. In the civil war, after some
hesitation, he espoused the cause of Pompey, but after the battle of Pharsalus
he sought and obtained pardon from Caesar. In 43 B.C. he was proscribed
with Marcus and put to death. Four of his letters are extant,216
as well as a long document addressed to Marcus when the latter was a candidate for the consulship.