Publius Cornelius Dolabella.
56. Cicero was somewhat disturbed217
upon hearing, whfle in Cilicia, that his daughter Tullia was betrothed to Dolabella, for the young man's career was
notorious, and Cicero himself had twice defended him against serious charges.
These fears were well grounded, for Dolabella neglected Tullia, and in 46 B.C. they were divorced. Probably in the hope that Caesar's programme included cancellation of debts,218
Dolabella joined his party in the civil war and was designated as Caesar's successor in the consulship for 44 B.C., during
the projected Parthian wan In this office he at first showed some sympathy for
the party of Brutus and Cassius, but later the promise of the province of Syria
induced him to side with Antony. He met his death219
while attempting to take this province from one of the conspirators ( 43).