Background of Caesar
- He was a relative of Marius and therefore not unknown previously.
-He stood up to Sulla.
-He refused to divorce his wife.
-Served in the East.
-Won the Civic crown.
-Returned to Rome after Sulla's death.
-Had considerable success in the law courts.
-Captured by pirates whom he then punished.
- 73BC returned to Rome to stand on the board of priests.
-Pompeian supporter of his restoration of the tribune's powers.
-Came of age for the cursus honorum in 69BC and followed the standard pattern unlike Pompey.
-Had Quaestorship in Spain, journeying through Cisalpine Gaul on his return to Rome where he recognised the discontentment on account of lack of citizenship, far side of the river Po.