Verres - in ancient sources @ attalus.org
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(C. Verres) - Roman praetor, 74 B.C.
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The dissolute youth of C.Verres.
Verres, as quaestor, deserts Carbo and goes over to Sulla with a
Verres is sent as proquaestor to Dolabella in Cilicia, and loots
Verres, as proquaestor of Cn.Dolabella, continues to extort money
ors, aediles and quaestors: Verres is elected to be 74/11
Verres intervenes in the estates of P.Annius and Minucius, and depr
Verres intervenes to disinherit A.Trebonius, Q.Opimius, and M.Octav
Verres seeks to make a fraudulent profit from the restoration of
Other examples of Verres' improper behaviour as praetor.
Verres arrives as governor of Sicily, and immediately makes clear
Verres stops Dion of Halaesa from receiving an inheritance.
of Syracuse, who has been put in command of some ships by Verres
wo Syrian princes are robbed by Verres on their way back from Rome
a escapes from Sicily after Verres attempts to seize his possession
Verres sends Apollonius of Panormus to prison on a fictitious charg
Verres extorts contributions of corn from the inhabitants of Herbit
Verres illegally punishes Roman citizens, accusing some of having
that the sentence passed by Verres on Sthenius of Thermae is null
Verres extorts money from Sosippus and Philocrates, brothers from
Verres subverts the activities of the local censors in Sicily.
Verres alters the terms of the Lex Hieronica, the traditional law
Verres increases the corn tax impositions on Agyrium, Herbita, Aces
Systematic extortion by Verres diminishes corn production in Sicily
Verres seizes the possessions of many innocent Sicilians, including
Crimes of Verres relating to statues and other works of art.
Other activities and misdeeds of Verres, as governor of Sicily
Verres returns to Rome with a huge amount of booty, after the Sicil
Metellus overturns many of Verres' decisions, soon after arriving
lians appeal to Cicero to take on the accusation of Verres at Rome
rom Q.Caecilius, to be appointed the official prosecutor of Verres
Verres arranges for a rival prosecutor (? Dasianus) to collect evid
Cicero goes to Sicily to collect evidence against Verres.
his evidence at the trial of Verres, who immediately gives up hope
the disgraceful praetorship of C. Verres. He also found that she
fact it is recorded that Verres, whose conviction Marcus Cicero had
he had got out of Verres when on trial; this explains
Cupid, with which Cicero taunted Verres, the famous Cupid for the
example, in the Speech against Verres:- " - some artist.
to take horse. & Verres had a son that in his youth had
tion in the law. & Verres sent a golden sphinx as a presen
in particular, as we know, C.Verres.  & There were
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