Friend of Catullus' father.
Governor of Cisalpine Gaul from 59-49 B.C. Headquarters in Verona. Spent the winters there during the Gallic Wars. This is probably how Catullus came in contact with Mamurra, Caesar's engineer in Gaul.
Gallic Wars (59-49 B.C) and expeditions to Britain (55-54 B.C.) mentioned by Catullus in Poem 29.
In Poem 11 Catullus refers to the Caesar' campaigns in Gaul and Britain ("the memorials of great Caesar"), but his praise is doubtless ironic.
(From the image collection of Barbara MacManus at VRoma)
Poem 29 QVIS hoc potest uidere, quis potest pati Poem 54 OTHONIS caput oppido est pusillum Poem 57 PVLCRE conuenit improbis cinaedis
Poem 93 NIL nimium studeo, Caesar, tibi uelle placere