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1

When?

59BC - 41 years old but min age was 43

2

Other consul?

Bibulus - Cato's son in law

3

Pompey's veteran soldiers

-wanted land reform bill
-commission of 20 men

4

Benefits for Rome

-land reform bill 1 - commission of 20men
-land reform bill 2 - Campania and distributed to poor
-provincial reform
-Egypt treaty- new alliances
-Crassus' tax bill

5

How he upset the optimates

-took a popularis approach
-made Bibulus stay away for majority
-Crassus + Pompey were 2 of 20 commissioners
-wasn't being traditional
-joined triumvirate with 2 of most powerful politicians

6

Who was his running-mate?

Leucceius - wealthy, friends with Cicero

7

Opposition

-The Optimates were delaying Caesar’s triumph from Spain to delay his campaign to be consul
-Cato backed Bibulis to be consul
-Cato delayed the land reform bill by talking and was arrested

8

What was the joke about the consulship?

“Consulship Of Julius and Caesar”

9

Good For Ceasar

-redrew his governorship to Gaul for 5 years
-Bibulus vetoed from making final speech at the end of consulship