First Triumvirate

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  • The Collapse Of The Roman Republic

    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 lives of the senate but it wouldn’t be enough to topple their golden thrones. It would take the combined effort of three men and the senate themselves to topple the Roman Republic. The First Triumvirate and the eventual assassination of Caesar by the senate would set in motion the collapse of the Roman Republic. It would seem that it was destined for the Roman Republic to fall, because despite the senate’s efforts to keep their power and influence it was them who pushed it over the edge. The problems of the Republic should have been solvable by compromise, but the aristocratic solidarity upon which the entire Roman system rested began to break down. The death throes of the republic began in 133 BC. with the tribuneship of Tiberius Gracchus, and lasted for a little over a century. The murder…

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  • Analysis Of Julius Caesar's Contribution To The Republic

    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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  • Caesar: The Most Successful Leader Of Julius Caesar

    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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  • Julius Caesar-Dictator Of The Late Roman Republic And Nicholas II

    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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  • Julius Caesar's Political Career

    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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  • Why Did The Roman Republic Fall

    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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  • Galius Julius Caesar: The Father Of The Roman Empire

    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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  • Who Is Cleopatra In Julius Caesar

    to this, Marcus Antonius was second-in-command in Caesar’s first year long dictatorship. By 48 B.C. he was supporting Caesar’s left wing at the Battle of Pharsalus, then he was violently explained from the senate because of anti-Caesar factions. Soon Caesar assumed his fifth and final consulship, Antony became his co-consul. o Antony had heard rumors of a plot against Caesar, but was unable to warn him. He then processed to flee, but then came back to take Caesar’s place. • Antony Meets…

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  • The Influence Of Lucius Cornelius Sulla March On Rome

    Sulla was appointed dictator and for the first time in Rome’s history, there was to be no limit for the duration of Sulla’s dictatorship. Sulla’s march on Rome showed how effective the Marian reforms were for military commanders who wanted to oppose the senate. It showed how soldiers were willing to fight for their commanders against the Senate and Rome, and should the commander not want to relinquish control, they could, like Sulla, march on Rome and impose their will on the senators through…

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  • Rome's Last Citizen Summary

    exemplar of Roman stoicism. Rome’s Last Citizen is a study of Cato’s history and his legacy. Cato, who fought and died for his beliefs as a true patriot to the Republic of Rome, has been heralded throughout the ages as a man of integrity and a martyr to his cause. In the first portion of the book, the reader is given an understanding of what life was like for a young Cato, as he grew up in a competitive Rome, under the tyranny of Sulla. This rough upbringing would challenge Cato to rise above…

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