Finally, the three Catilinarian speeches illustrate the event which coloured the whole of Cicero's life.
Lucius Calpurnius Bestia, one of the Catilinarian conspirators, possibly a grandson of the above.
He consistently opposed Caesar, whom he endeavoured to implicate in the Catilinarian conspiracy.
Little else is known of him except that he declared in favour of the death punishment for the Catilinarian conspirators.
Where now hurl the Catilinarian pride, the splendid exhibition of warlike crime-avenging materials?
The same immovable courage was shown by Caesar at the time of the Catilinarian conspiracy.
Cicero, therefore, was fully aware of the danger which would threaten himself from his execution of the Catilinarian conspirators.
Perhaps some of the old nobles foresaw and prudently avoided the Catilinarian storm of 63 B.C.