A Roman dictator was an extraordinary magistrate in the Roman Republic endowed with full authority to resolve some specific problem to which he had been assigned.- Roman dictator
Marcus Licinius Crassus (115 – 53 BC) was a Roman general and statesman who played a key role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.- Marcus Licinius Crassus
He won the first large-scale civil war in Roman history and became the first man of the Republic to seize power through force.- Sulla
Sulla had the distinction of holding the office of consul twice, as well as reviving the dictatorship.- Sulla
Crassus began his public career as a military commander under Lucius Cornelius Sulla during his civil war.- Marcus Licinius Crassus
Following Sulla's assumption of the dictatorship, Crassus amassed an enormous fortune through real estate speculation.- Marcus Licinius Crassus
It was later revived in a significantly modified form, first by Sulla between 82 and 79 BC, and then by Julius Caesar between 49 and 44 BC. This later dictatorship was used to effect wide-ranging and semi-permanent changes across Roman society.- Roman dictator
Marius (between 105 and 86 BC), then Sulla (between 82 and 78 BC) dominated in turn the Republic; both used extraordinary powers to purge their opponents.- Roman Republic
Despite his victory and appointment as dictator for life, Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. Caesar's heir Octavian and lieutenant Mark Antony defeated Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius in 42 BC, but they eventually split up thereafter.- Roman Republic
One version of the supposed First Catilinarian conspiracy c. 65 BC (which itself is now held in modern scholarship to be fictitious) related by Suetonius would have had the creation of a dictatorship led by Marcus Licinius Crassus with Julius Caesar as magister equitum.- Roman dictator
Marcus Licinius Crassus marched with an army from Spain, and would later play a pivotal role at the Colline Gate.- Sulla
At the head of some seventy thousand men, Spartacus led them in a Third Servile War – they sought freedom by escape from Italy – before being defeated by troops raised by M. Licinius Crassus.- Roman Republic
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Roman general and statesman.
Roman general and statesman.
A member of the First Triumvirate, Caesar led the Roman armies in the Gallic Wars before defeating his political rival Pompey in a civil war, and subsequently became dictator of Rome from 49 BC until his assassination in 44 BC. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.
In 60 BC, Caesar, Crassus and Pompey formed the First Triumvirate, a political alliance that dominated Roman politics for several years.
His coming of age coincided with the civil wars of his uncle Gaius Marius and his rival Lucius Cornelius Sulla.
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (29 September 106 BC – 28 September 48 BC), known in English as Pompey or Pompey the Great, was a leading Roman general and statesman.
He was (for a time) a student of Roman general Sulla as well as the political ally, and later enemy, of Julius Caesar.
In 60 BC, Pompey joined Crassus and Caesar in the military-political alliance known as the First Triumvirate.
Sulla defeated the Marians and was appointed as Dictator.