05.12 - The first Triumvirate was an alliance between three...

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The first Triumvirate was an alliance between three military leaders Gaius Julius Caesar, Marcus Licinius Crassus, and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. This was an unofficial alliance that ruled over Rome. After Julius took over and ruled alone in which the philosopher, Cicero, rebelled against and soon grew to hate another, Mark Anthony. The second triumvirate was more official though, consisting of Octavian, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony, they to ruled Rome, which was split between them. After the second triumvirate had ended, Octavian had become the ruler of Rome and Mark Anthony and Cleopatra had rebelled to fight against him but lost. All while Catiline, a senator, attempted to conspire against the Roman Republic, Though Cicero foiled his plot. The Plebeians and the Patricians were the social classes in Rome. The Plebeians were the poor and patricians the higher class. Plebeians elected tribunes to represent their
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Unformatted text preview: wants and would voice them at the aediles to the Cursus Honorum, which governed the place. Praetors where the lowest ranks in the Cursus Honorum while the Quaestors were higher ranking. The Gracchi was basically a political party. In the Punic wars between Rome and Carthage many heroes rose up to the fight. In the first war Regulus, a general of Rome, beat off their naval advances and saved Rome. Cato helped in many battles in the second war and won some himself, raising him from a plebeian to patrician. And Scipio Africanus had defeated Hannibal in the final battle of the second war. Pyrrhus of Epirus was a king of both Epirus and Macedon and was Rome’s first true opponent. In many battle where he succeeded he would take a heavy toll, and so the Pyrrhus victory is a win with heavy cost....
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