Spain after Caesar's Death

Tsirkin Yuliy B.

After Pompeians were defeated at Munda, Sextus Pompeius left for Hispania Citerior and recommenced there the war against Caesar's governors. Shortly before Caesar's death, he passed on to open actions and achieved much success. Sensibly estimating his forces, he concluded a treaty with Lepidus and left Spain. However, an essential part of his Spanish adherents kept on fighting, because supporting Sextus meant for them only an occasion for an anti-Roman rebellion. This rebellion was stifled only by Octavianus' commanders. Lepidus, after Sextus left Spain, took measures to consolidate his position in the country and established two colonies Celsa and Ilici. Founding of the latter colony is evidenced by a recently found inscription.