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Caesar's relationship with Cicero

-Caesar was a popularis, Cicero was an optimates
-Caesar asked him to join the triumvirate and wanted his alliance in the civil war
-shared a love for literature and oratorical skills

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Caesar's relationship with Pompey

After Julia died, their relationship fell apart and Pompey lead the senate and a 'republican' army against him.

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Caesar’s relationship with Cato

-52BC Cato swore to prosecute Caesar for his crimes as consul
-Cato blocked negotiations with Antony
-Cato urges Optimates to support Pompey, not Caesar, in Civil War
-Battle Of Thapsus 46 BC
-Caesar wrote Anti-Cato in response to Cicero's eulogy