take an unpopular course


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French - France
Hello everybody,

I am translating into French an article about theater during the Roman Republic and I don't understand the meaning of "course" in the following context:

" How Hortensius was received after having taken an unpopular course in a notorious political trial Caelius cleverly describes by applying to the roar of disapproval of the great throng of the theatre when Hortensius entered ..."

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

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