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    The first triumvirate of Rome is a political alliance formed by Caesar, Crassus and Pompey. The main objective of the coalition is to help each other access the power they cannot obtain individually. The formation of the triumvirate is the main factor that allows Julius Caesar to besiege as dictator of Rome. Caesar is the popular political figure out of the three men. Caesar grew up without the wealth his family once had. Freeman describes Caesar as a man who made his own way up from the bottom: “He had been born in 100 BC to a family which was patrician in origin (and actually claimed a divine founder, Venus) but at the time of his birth not a distinguishable nor a rich one. He has to make his own way and showed no hesitation to do so.” (Egypt, Greece and Rome, Charles Freeman 419) With determination, ambition and his way of eloquently expressing his ideas Roman man, Caesar manages to higher his rank in the military as well as in politics. Crassus is a politician and a general, just like his father. He is…

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    In my opinion, I think that the event of Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus joining forces to create the First Triumvirate would be first most important event that caused the Roman Republic to fall. Augustus Caesar becoming emperor of Rome would be the second major event. Last but not least, I think that Julius Caesar being assassinated, would be the third major event that caused the Roman Republic to fall. Firstly, I think that the event of Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus joining forces to…

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    The senate in the Roman Republic had created a nice life for themselves with little to no opposition. The senate made their decisions based on what would make them wealthier and there for more powerful in the society of the Roman Republic. The rich got richer, the poor poorer and a few aspiring politicians saw the chance to make a name for themselves using that unfortunate fact in the Roman Republic’s history. This tactic was employed by the Gracchus brothers and that caused a tremor in the…

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    After serving as Senator and Governor of Spain, Caesar decided to run for Consul. Caesar succeeded in becoming Council in 59 BCE and sought in dominating Roman politics by aligning himself with Crassus, a rich nobleman who own a fire extinguishing company, and General Pompey- Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey are known as the First Triumvirate. The First Triumvirate was not evenly distributed in power. As Consul, Caesar used threats with Pompey`s army to get Senators to pass laws he preferred. He…

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    become a theme in Caesar’s rise to power. Caesar had already been close friends with Crassus, Caesar told Crassus, that he believed they should talk to Pompey and form an alliance or coalition. Pompey accepted this offer and that established The First Triumvirate. The Triumvirate benefitted everyone who was in it. When Caesar was elected consul two years before he was legally allowed to he ratified Pompey’s oriental acts. The oriental acts essentially gave land to the urban, poor, and soldiers…

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    In 59 BCE a three-way partnership between Julius Caesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, also known as Pompey, and Marcus Licinius Crassus, also known as the First Triumvirate. Together, these three men use their power and political influence to control Rome. In the end, only one man was left standing. Julius Caesar rose to power and proclaimed himself dictator. This marks the fall of the Roman Republic. Many historians such as Philip Freeman still argue whether the fall was due to Caesar, or others…

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    Career of Julius Caesar Julius Caesar is known as one of the greatest military minds of all time, he is also given credit for laying out the foundation of the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar is thought to been have born around 100 B.C. His family was a senatorial, patrician family. His uncle was actually another famous Roman general, Marius. When he was sixteen his father Marius had past away and Julius Caesars life became quite difficult, however he turned everything around and began to campaign…

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    Caesar was born in 100 BC into a noble, senatorial family. He became an officer in the Roman Army, like most other upper-class young men. ()When Caesar was twenty-five he was captured by pirates and put up for ransom. When his family paid the ransom he was furious that he was treated that way and eventually came back with his friends to kill the pirates. Julius Caesar gradually progressed through the Roman Empire. In 60 BC, Caesar made a deal with Pompey the Great and Crassus, whom had helped…

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    damage was already too severe that a fall would be inevitable. The start of the fall began around after Sulla retired in 81 BC, Crassus and Pompey both fought for the consulship. Pompey then proceeded to make a name for himself in fighting off pirates and leading troops in Asia Minor. Pompey thought that all of his accomplishments would allow him to persuade the Senate to take up his suggestions about the East, but they refused. Pompey joined with Crassus and Julius Caesar to form the First…

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    expand Rome’s borders significantly, gain power, and attempt to please the people. On the other hand, these same leaders used forms of violence, deception, bribery, and several other mischievous tactics to gain this power. Often times, and especially in the case of Julius Caesar, these leaders gained too much power, causing chaos and hatred among the people and other political powers. The several forms of violence, loopholes, and corruption that were present in the Roman Republic, as well as the…

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