Marcus Licinius Crassus 115 (?) - 53
a Roman, perhaps Marcus Licinius Crassus
Italy, 1st century AD
Marcus Licinius Crassus was a greedy man.
He fought on
Lucius Cornelius Sulla's side during the civil
war in 83 and 82 BC. The fighting action scared many people out of
their houses. Marcus made a fortune by, attention realtors,
confiscating these properties and re-selling them.
In 71 BC, Marcus Licinius Crassus put an end to the revolt of the
Gladiatorian War, and initiated the battle that killed
Pompey, Crassus was consul in 70 BC and 55 BC.
Pompey and Crassus were immensely envious of each other's fame and
In 60 BC,
First Triumvirate together with Crassus and
In 53 BC, Crassus attacked the Parthians
with a Roman army, but he and his son were killed in the
Battle of Carrhae, which was
fought in Mesopotamia. Crassus'
army was sent packing by the Parthians.
the commander of the Parthian army, who took 10,000 Roman prisoners.
Crassus' lieutenant Cassius collected the wrecks of the army, and
prevented the Parthians from conquering Syria.
The Family of Marcus
His father was Publius Licinius Crassus, who committed
suicide in 87 BC because of political complications. Welcome to