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Marcus Licinius Crassus (115-53 BCE) was perhaps the richest man in Roman history and in his eventful life he enjoyed both great successes and severe disappointments. A mentor to Julius Caesar in his early career, Crassus would rise to the very top of state affairs but his long search for a military triumph to match his great rival Pompey would, ultimately, bring about his downfall.

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In 29 BC, Augustus sent several punitive expeditions into Dacia led by Marcus Licinius Crassus (grandson of the famed Marcus Licinius Crassus who put down the Spartacus slave rebellion, and of the 1st Triumvirate with Julius Caesar and Gnaeus Pompey) that inflicted heavy casualties and apparently killed three of their five kings. Although Dacian raids into Pannonia and Moesia continued for several years despite the defeat, the threat of Dacia had effectively ended.

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Marcus Licinius Crassus - He was the most richest slave owner in Rome. He could buy slaves and make his own legion with them.

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Marcus Licinius Crassus suppressed the spartican revolts, and provided political and financial support for Julius Caesar.

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The Battle of Carrhae was fought in 53 BCE between the Parthian Empire and the Roman Republic near the town of Carrhae. The Parthian Spahbod Surena decisively defeated a superior Roman invasion force under the command of Marcus Licinius Crassus. It is commonly seen as one of the earliest and most important battles between the Roman and Parthian empires and one of the most crushing defeats in Roman history.

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Crassus' Legions in Parthia. In 53 BCE, the richest man in Rome planed to annex the Parthian empire. However Marcus Licinius Crassus underestimated his foe. And he met his fate at the end of a sword.

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Marcus Licinius Crassus was one of the most richest slave owner in Rome. He could buy slaves and make his own legion with them.

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Marcus Licinius Crassus was a Roman general and politician who played a key role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire

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Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, usually known in English as Pompey or Pompey the Great. He was part of Triumvirate with Gaius Julius Caesar and Marcus Licinius Crassus.

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