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1

Who was in the "First Triumvirate"?

Marcus Licinius Crassus
Pompey The Great
Julius Caesar

2

Why was it set up?

To oppose the Optimates in the senate who were blocking Popularis motions; to push through the bills which the senate were frustrating

3

What Pompey offered the triumvirate

-military skills
-popularity
-key political player

4

What Caesar offered the triumvirate

-patrician heritage
-oratorical skills
-political presence at Rome

5

What Crassus offered the triumvirate

-money
-popular with equites

6

When was it formed?

60BC

7

Agreement

-Crassus has funded Caesar’s election campaigns
-Caesar would support Pompey’s bills for land allocation to veterans and confirm his treaties in the East
-Pompey married Caesar’s daughter Julia
-Caesar would support Crassus’ tax rebate for tax farmers in Asia

8

What did Scullard write and when?

1982 - “Ultimate origin of the Civil War of 49”

9

What was the name of the satire and who wrote it?

“The three-headed monster” - Varro