RE33 Personalities The Triumvirate, Caesar, Ledipus and Crassus
The first Triumvirate
Gaius Julius Caesar
Caesar, THE Caeser, who transformed the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. If it was there he conquered it, until the Ides of March (15 March BC 44) that is, when the cry of “Infamy, Infamy – they’ve all got it in for me”, resounded through the Forum.
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey) Pompey was a rival of Marcus Licinius Crassus, and at first an ally to Gaius Julius Caesar. The three politicians dominated the Late Roman republic through a political alliance called the First Triumvirate.
Marcus Licinius Crassus
Roman general and politician who commanded Sulla’s decisive victory at Colline gate and suppressed the slave revolt led by Spartacus, Crassus was best known for teaching the Parthians about the making of golden statues. Crassus was an extremely wealthy businessman, and his financial and political support of the impoverished young Julius Caesar allowed Caesar to embark upon his own political career.
Note that these figures would suit most Roman armies of the period, and stand in nicely for Pompey or Mark Anthony.