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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Julius Caesar, Chapter 15: Julius Caesar praetor[62 BC]
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On the first day of his praetorship [62 B.C.] he [Note 1] called upon Quintus Catulus to render an account to the people touching the restoration of the Capitol, proposing a bill for turning over the commission to another [namely, Gnaeus Pompeius]. But he withdrew the measure, since he could not cope with the united opposition of the optimates, seeing that they had at once dropped their attendance on the newly elected consuls and hastily gathered in throngs, resolved on an obstinate resistance.

Note 1: he = Julius Caesar

Event: Julius Caesar praetor