"Cicero’s younger brother Quintus"

Quintus Tullius Cicero (102-43 BC) was both a military man and a politician, climbing as high as the praetorship on the political career ladder (cursus honorum). He married Pomponia, the sister of Cicero’s good friend Atticus, but the marriage was not a happy one. Quintus was also a writer, composing four Greek tragedies, several poems on Caesar’s expedition to Britannia, and epistles to Tiro and Cicero. A surviving handbook on canvassing for an election has also been attributed to him, though its validity has been questioned. Quintus was prescribed as a political enemy by the Second Triumvirate in 43 BC. Click here to find out more about his life and death, but be aware that this information will contain some spoilers.