Essay2 Fall of the Roman Republic

Essay2 Fall of the Roman Republic - Nick Poggetti November...

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Nick Poggetti November 30, 2007 History 1: A Survey of the Ancient World Professor Caprio The Fall of the Roman Republic The fall of the Roman Republic is attributed to many people and events. The reasons range from political to military issues. All of the events leading up to the fall of the republic snowballed until it actually collapsed. The main reasons for the end of the republic can be credited to the First Triumvirate. The First Triumvirate was formed in 60 BCE by three men: Crassus, Pompey, and Caesar. This was a secret group, and each person agreed that no step be taken into political affairs that would disrupt the plans for any member. Each person of the triumvirate had a certain amount of power and popularity in the Roman government and could help the other members in the group by influence of the senate. The First Triumvirate and the actions of the members were the main reasons the republic came to an end. More specifically, Julius Caesar and Pompey acted as the final blow to end it. Pompey was one of the best generals Rome saw. However he was a major player in the downfall of the republic. He wanted land for his soldiers, and knew that Caesar could influence
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