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  Marcus Licinius Crassus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marcus Licinius Crassus was a powerful figure in Roman politics on account of his great wealth; he was nicknamed Dives, meaning "richest".
Crassus received Syria as his province, which promised to be an inexhaustible source of wealth.
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 Crassus - LoveToKnow 1911
Crassus declared that Flaccus could not neglect his sacred office, and imposed a conditional fine on him in the event of his leaving Rome.
Crassus does not seem to have possessed much military ability, but he was greatly distinguished for his knowledge of law and his accomplished oratory.
Lucius Licinius Crassus (140-91 B.c.), the orator, of unknown parentage.
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 Licinius (gens) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The family-names of this gens are Calvus (with the agnomens Esquilinus and Stolo), Crassus (with the agnomen Dives), Geta, Lucullus, Macer, Murena, Nerva, Sacerdos, Varus.
Marcus Licinius Crassus Dives (consul 30 BC), consul in 30 BC, son of the previous
Marcus Licinius Lucullus, consul in 73 BC, son of #3.
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Crassus grew up as the son of a consul and distinguished general.
Crassus was a decent both as a speaker and as a commander, but he struggled and failed to live up to comparison with these exceptional individuals.
Crassus was killed and it is said that his head as severed and molten gold was poured into his mouth as a mark of his infamous greed.
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Licinia stood possessed of a beautiful property in the suburbs, which Crassus desiring to purchase at a low price, for this reason was frequent in his attentions to her, which gave occasion to the scandal, and his avarice, so to say, serving to clear him of the crime, he was acquitted.
Crassus hated him ever after, but was hindered by his son from doing him any injury; for Publius was a great lover of learning and eloquence, and a constant follower of Cicero, insomuch that he put himself into mourning when he was accused, and induced the other young men to do the same.
Crassus returned him but cold thanks for his readiness to serve him, and for the splendor of his assistance, and told him he was resolved to pass through Mesopotamia, where he had left a great many brave Roman soldiers; whereupon the Armenian went his way.
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 Crassus - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
CRASSUS [Crassus], ancient Roman family, of the plebeian Licinian gens.
Crassus gained immense prestige—along with Pompey —for suppressing the uprising of Spartacus.
Crassus seems to have backed the political maneuvers of the notorious Clodius, and trouble was stirred up between Crassus and Pompey.
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 Marcus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marcus is a male given name of Latin origin, meaning "the warrior" or "great one".
Marcus is probably derived from the Etruscan given name Marce, which may be related to the name of the god Mars.
Marcus Garvey, a fl nationalist leader during the early 20th century
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 Crassus Part 1/2
Although his father had been censor and had celebrated a triumph, Crassus grew up in a small house which was home not only to him and his parents but also to his two elder brothers and their families.
In the ensuing bloodbath, Crassus' father and one of his brothers were killed but Crassus himself escaped with three of his friends and ten servants to Spain, where his father had served as praetor.
Crassus won a reputation for himself as a soldier in Sulla's campaigns in Italy (83), but fell out of favour because of his excessive greed in purchasing estates at knock-down prices during Sulla's proscriptions of his political opponents.
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 Marcus Licinius Crassus
Marcus Licinius Crassus (Approx 112 BC[?]-53 BC) was a powerful figure in Roman politics on account of his great wealth (he was nicknamed Dives, meaning "rich").
However he also sought military glory, and crossed the Euphrates in an attempt to conquer Parthia only to be defeated at Carrhae (53 BC), now Haran[?], Turkey, and taken prisoner by Surenas[?], the Parthian general, who put him to death by pouring molten gold down his throat.
His head was cut off and sent to Orodes[?], the Parthian king.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Licinius
Licinius LICINIUS [Licinius], Roman plebeian gens, of which several men were noteworthy.
Crassus CRASSUS [Crassus], ancient Roman family, of the plebeian Licinian gens.
The name Carrhae is best known because of the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC M. Licinius Crassus (see Crassus, family) was defeated by the Parthians, who by their archery routed the Roman force.
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 Statue of Marcus Licinius Crassus Dives in italy photos on webshots
This may be due to the fact that Crassus was the money-man and behind-the-scenes person, not the adored general or the genius.
Marcus Licinius Crassus was the son of a former consul and censor, Publius Licinius Crassus.
Though his father had celebrated a triumph, Crassus grew up in a small house that was not only home to himself and his parents, but also to his two elder brothers and their families.
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 Memorable Quotes from Spartacus (1960)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Marcus Licinius Crassus: The enemies of the state are known, arrests are being made, the prisons begin to fill.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: And taste is not the same as appetite, and therefore not a question of morals.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: I promise you, a new Rome.
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The rest marched back south and defeated two more legions under Marcus Licinius Crassus, who at that time was the wealthiest man in Rome.
In the beginning of 71 BC, eight legions of Marcus Licinius Crassus isolated Spartacus's army in Calabria.
Crassus never gave orders for the bodies to be taken down, thus travelers were forced to see the bodies for years, perhaps decades, after the final battle.
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 Crassus - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Crassus, Marcus Licinius, full name Marcus Licinius Crassus (115?-53 bc), Roman politician and speculator, a member of the First Triumvirate.
Claudius Crassus, Appius (flourished 450 bc), Roman public official.
Roman politician Marcus Licinius Crassus (115?-53 bc) was among the wealthiest individuals in Rome during his lifetime.
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 Crassus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Crassus gained immense prestige—along with Pompey—for suppressing the uprising of Spartacus.
B.C., and Crassus’ rivalry and jealousy of Pompey grew.
B.C. Crassus in this disgrace was treacherously murdered, and Caius Cassius Longinus (see Cassius) had difficulty in saving even the remnants of the army.
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Crassus was convinced of the need for haste and decided to continue along the less secure desert route.
His advise was for Crassus to turn back and join forces in Armenia, or at least leave the desert for the defenses of more mountainess ground.
Crassus, however, was only angered by this and swore to punish Artabazes for this.
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 Marcus Licinius Crassus
Marcus Licinius Crassus (115 - 53 BC) was the son of a Censor and of a prestigious Plebeian family.
At the Battle of the Colline Gate, Crassus was pivotal in turning the tide for Sulla, but favoritism showed towards Pompey began a life long rivalry between the two men.
While Crassus built a solid reputation as a soldier, Pompey was dubbed with the title Magnus (the Great) and was a personal favorite of Sulla.
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 Gnaeus Pompeius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With Marcus Licinius Crassus he shared a common background because Crassus had also been left a small fortune and a military force by his father: and they both had allied themselves with Sulla.
Crassus had managed to destroy much of the slave army in southern Italy but some of the fugitives were attempting to escape northward.
While Crassus was awarded an ovation by the Roman senate it paled in comparison to the triumph that Pompey celebrated that same year for his victories in Hispania.
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 Crassus Part 2/2
There were rumours that Crassus was involved in the Catiline conspiracy (63-62), and Plutarch (Crassus 13:3) says that Cicero specifically stated after their deaths that Crassus and Julius Caesar were both involved in the conspiracy.
Julius Caesar persuaded Pompey and Crassus to settle their differences, and the three of them together formed the informal association which is often referred to as the first triumvirate (although, unlike Octavian, Antony, and Lepidus, they were never officially appointed as a triumvirate) (60).
Although his men were dismayed by these stories, Crassus left his winter quarters for Mesopotamia (53), encouraged by the support of King Artabazes (otherwise known as Artavasdes) of Armenia, who brought 6000 horsemen, and promised a further 10,000 horsemen and 30,000 foot soldiers.
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Crassus had failed to have his tax rebate for the farmers passed and thus was willing to listen to any reasonable offer.
Crassus had long disliked Pompey but decided to join in order to have a hand in guiding the state and to watch for his own interests.
Crassus and Pompey both desired their own provincial possessions, clearly to counterbalance what they saw as Caesar's real success in Gaul.
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 CRASSUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Marcus Licinius Crassus, c.112-53 B.C., came from an influential Roman family.
Crassus is also a figure of avarice in Gower's Confessio Amantis V.2068-2224, in The Tale of Virgil's Mirror.
Crassus, Latin for "coarse-grained," is the family name of the clan Licinia; it appears medially, Tr III.1391.
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 Movie Notes: "Spartacus"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Roman leader Marcus Licinius Crassus (Laurence Olivier) visits the gladiatorial school with Marcus Publius Glabrus (John Dall) and a pair of concubines, where they request the opportunity to watch four gladiators fight to the death in two separate matches.
Crassus only wants Spartacus captured, but in his thirst for power he is willing to crucify all the slaves until the man he wants is revealed to him.
Although Spartacus, Marcus Licinius Crassus, and Julius Caesar were real-life people, the end credits to the restored edition state that all persons in the film are fictional and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.
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 TheHistoryNet | Military History | Roman-Persian Wars: Battle of Carrhae
Crassus, a nouveau riche entrepreneur, was both a successful politician and the richest man in Rome.
Crassus' first substantial opportunity to show his martial mettle came in 73 BC, when a band of gladiators, armed with cooking knives and led by a Thracian named Spartacus, broke out of their training school in Capua and managed to capture a wagonload of weapons.
For all the preparations he made in mobilizing a mighty invasion force, Crassus' first mistake was his failure to acquaint himself with the tactics of the Parthian army.
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 EefyWiki - 10c: The First Triumvirate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pompey was a rich young noble who had distinguished himself in Spain; after that, he stamped out piracy in the Mediterranean and finally defeated Mithridates Crassus had become Rome's wealthiest man during Sulla's reign of terror by buying very cheaply the property of proscribed Romans.
Crassus had done most of the work in putting down the Spartacus slave rebellion,only to have Pompey show up on his way home from Spain - in time to claim the credit.
He was so heavy handed that Bibulus stayed at home all year claiming that he was "watching the skies" - meaning that he was collecting bizarre religious portents to help him undo Caesar's legislation after their year as consuls was over.
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 Pompey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In addition to his early successes, brutal though they are said to have been, Pompey was responsible for subduing the rebellious Spartacus and his army of slaves; this earned him the enmity of Crassus who had already put down the main force of the slave revolt that had terrorized Italy.
He was awarded the task of ridding the pirates from the Mediterranean (another position Crassus had desired).
Crassus was probably brought into the group by Caesar, since Caesar had borrowed much money from the very wealthy Crassus.
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