Flashcards in First Triumvirate Deck (9)
Who was in the "First Triumvirate"?
Marcus Licinius Crassus
Pompey The Great
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
What Pompey offered the triumvirate
-key political player
What Caesar offered the triumvirate
-political presence at Rome
What Crassus offered the triumvirate
-popular with equites
When was it formed?
-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
What did Scullard write and when?
1982 - “Ultimate origin of the Civil War of 49”