But after the consulship of Marcellus, Caesar having now sent his Gallic wealth for all those in public life to draw from in copious streams, and having freed Curio the tribune from many debts, and having given Paulus the consul fifteen hundred talents, out of which he adorned the forum with the Basilica, a famous monument, erected in place of the Fulvia,-- under these circumstances Pompey took fright at the coalition.

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Plutarchus: Parallel Lives (Volume VII. Demosthenes and Cicero, Alexander and Caesar), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 99, translated by Bernadotte Perrin, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1919, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.