History: First Triumvirate

Posted on Sun 03 July 2022 in history

60 BCE -- The First Triumvirate was an alliance between three very powerful Roman Senators, Julius Caesar, 100- 44 BCE , Crassus, 112- 53 BCE , and Pompey, 106- 48 BCE. When Caesar's attempts to augment his political power, after returning from a successful military command in Spain, failed, Caesar joined forces with Crassus and Pompey. Crassus and Pompey were also wealthy and powerful Roman Senators, and together the three wielded massive political power. The alliance was so successful that historians call it "The First Triumvirate."