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Julius Caesar, Chapter 8: On his way to Rome
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Departing therefore before his term was over, he [Note 1] went to the Latin colonies colonies were in a state of unrest and meditating a demand for citizenship [those towns beyond the Po river, such as Verona, Comum, and Cremona, wished to obtain the rights of citizenship, which had been given to many of the Italian towns at the close of the Social War of 90-88 B.C.] and he might have spurred them on to some rash act, had not the consuls, in anticipation of that very danger, detained there for a time the legions which had been enrolled for service in Cilicia.
Note 1: he = Julius Caesar