In this book are recorded the causes and commencement of the civil war, and [Y.R. 702.
B.C. 50] disputes about sending a successor to Caesar, who refused to disband his army,
unless Pompeius should also do the same. And it contains an account of the actions of
Caius Curio, the plebeian tribune, first against Caesar, afterwards in his favour. [Y.R.
703. B.C. 49.] A decree of the senate being passed, that a successor to Caesar should be
appointed, Marcus Antonius and Quintus Cassius being driven out of the city, for
protesting against that measure, orders were sent by the senate to the consuls, and to
Cneius Pompeius, to take care that the commonwealth should sustain no injury. Caesar,
determined to make war upon his enemies, arrived in Italy with his army, took Corfinium,
and in it Lucius Domitius and Lucius Lentulus, whom he discharged; and drove Cneius
Pompeius and his adherents out of Italy.