Talk:First Triumvirate

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Completely Dominated Roman Politics[edit]

It is clear that Pompey, Caesar, and Crassus had a significant impact on Roman politics. However, there needed to be citations for complete domination, because as I understand it, Cato the Younger, Cicero, Clodius, and much of the Roman Senate was able to resist them at many points. I'm not saying that it is wrong, I'm just saying that references and citations are needed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 146.151.23.173 (talkcontribs)

Crassus' reasons for joining the Triumvirate?[edit]

First off, the article dosn't say why the three men joined, or their reasoning behind it. We know that Caesar wanted dignitas and respect, and Pompey wanted the Senate to give his troops land that he had previously promised them, but why did Crassus join? It was something about passing an insurance bill or something like that, right? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.172.94.171 (talk) 02:21, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

I've heard, from another Wikipedia article, that Crassus wanted to gain even money via Caesar and Pompey's control of various provinces. Does anybody have a source for that? Samilo78 (talk) 14:40, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

France[edit]

This fuckin' article said that Caesar annexed "the whole of modern France" to the Roman Empire. This is both much less and much more than the truth. Caesar's Gallic acquisitions extended to the Rhine, thus also taking in territories now comprising all of Belgium, all of Luxembourg, and thick slices of Germany and the Netherlands. On the other hand, what's now southern France was already Roman long before Caesar arrived on the scene. There is no concise way of expressing all of this except for 'the Three Gauls' (or 'Gallia Comata'). Solidarity, Q·L·1968 18:52, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Crassus' wealth[edit]

It seems to read as if Pompey had as much wealth as Crassus, but - unless I'm mistaken - Crassus was far richer. His vast wealth was one of the primary reasons he was a part of the the triumvirate at all. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Theseus75 (talkcontribs) 18:57, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

  • As far as I know, you're right, but I don't know of anything to cite that with off the top of my head. I can try and find something though, but as far as I know it was really the only reason Crassus was in the Triumvirate (obviously not for his military skills, as he demonstrated at Carrhae).JW (talk) 20:17, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Family Tree[edit]

I've been working on developing a family tree of the populares to show how everyone's related (Caesar being related to Sulla, Cinna, Marius; Pompey being connected to Crassus; etc.). I posted it here since it connects the three Triumvirate members, although I wasn't sure how to incorporate it so I stuck it at the bottom of the page. If anyone wants to place it or relate it somehow, feel free - or, if anyone wants the .docx I use to make the family tree and then make a .png of it, let me know on my user page. JW (talk) 20:17, 11 November 2008 (UTC)