The statement, although a clear reference to a propraetorian command in Hispania Ulterior, is disappointingly vague (Mar.
11) Hispania Ulterior was a keenly sought-after province if the calibre of its governors is any indication.
On the basis that a war 'against the Lusitani' is taken to have involved Marcus Marius campaigning somewhere in the south west of Iberia, he has been assigned a proconsulship of Hispania Ulterior, and the date 102/1.
Crassus significantly was assigned Hispania Ulterior while consul.
The elder Crassus could be assigned a command in Hispania Ulterior, between 102 and 100 as praetorius, a region to which he returned in 97 as consul.
In the greater part of the command in southern Gaul which culminated in his victory at Aquae Sextiae in 102, I have argued that Marius received the help of his brother Marcus, who had as his provincia not Hispania Ulterior, as is generally thought, but rather Citerior.