Text #9748"Servius Sulpicius Galba", in .
Servius Sulpicius Galba, praetor in 54 BC.
As legate of Julius Caesar’s 12th Legion during his Gallic Wars, he defeated the Nantuates in 57 BC in the Battle of Octodurus. Later, however, angered due to Caesar’s opposition to his campaign for the consulship, he joined the conspiracy with Brutus and Cassius, and was consequently condemned to death by the Pedian law. He was the great grandfather of the Roman Emperor of the same name.
Servius Galba, a legate from the Gallic wars who had a dispute with Caesar over a debt, also felt his friendship with Caesar cost him the consular election in 49 B.C. In 45 B.C. Galba complained that the Senators were not given their proper respect. According to Suetonius1, Caesar had an affair with Galba’s wife, which caused more anger.
Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico 3.5 Retrieved 2009-10-02.
Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (2008-12-13). “The Life of Galba, 3.2”. The Lives of the Twelve Caesars. Retrieved 2009-10-02.
Suetonius, and Robert Graves. The Twelve Caesars. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin, 1957. Print PAGE 31
Unlikely to be true. Caesar was rumored to have had affairs with about every woman in Rome; these rumors were generated and spread by his political opponents. ↩