in their programme by the election of
Caesar to the consulship for 59 B.C., but with Bibulus,
Suet. Iul. 39.
an extreme aristocrat,
as his cotribune P. Vatinius, approved a bill assigning to Caesar,
from Mar. 1, 59 B.C., the provinces of Cisalpine Gaul and Illyricum, with an
army oe no opposition to his adoption
or his election, and as late as Nov., 59 B.C., writes in a confident way of the
Q. fr. 1.2.16 and conhis
motion to reconsider was directed was Caesar's agrarian law of 59 B.C.,
assigning lands in Campania to Pompey's veterans. Success in repundoubtedly lead to an attack upon all the legislation of
the year 59 B.C.
19. The sequel of his motion in the senate is best told by Cicer arrival, found political affairs in a turmoil. The lex
Vatinia of 59 B.C. (§ 13) had assigned Gallia Cisalpina
and Illyricum to Caesar for a period of five years, dating from Mar. 1, 59 B.C.
Herzog, 1. p.552. n. 2.
By the lex Pompeia Licinia, passed in 55 B.C.
(§ 20), Caesar's te