Marcus Tullius Cicero filius.
54. Cicero's only son Marcus was born in 65 B.C.
The father gave his personal attention for some time to the young man's education, and sent him
later to Athens to pursue his studies, in the hope that he would take up the
legal profession; but the young man's tastes were averse to study, and the
appearance of Brutus at Athens, in 44 B.C., was enough to cause his
enlistment in the army of the liberatores, in which he served with
He espoused the cause of Octavius against Antony, was made consul by the former in 30 B.C.,214
and is last heard of as proconsul of Asia.