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First Triumvirate

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Second Triumvirate
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Definition: Grouping of three strong Romans who supposedly ran the government. They were Julius Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey. They all became jealous of each other and fought each other for control of Rome. Julius Caesar won this struggle, mainly because his two rivals died in the struggle.

Related Resources:
Ancient Rome
Learn more about the fascinating story of Rome.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Julius Caesar - a Biography
Well written, entertaining story of the man who came to be known only by his last name.

Caesar's Effect on Others
Article takes a look at how Caesar's contemporaries viewed him.

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