Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Rome, Roman generals, and the East: 53–36 B.C.
by Blanchard, Benjamin Josiah, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 121; 1466088
Abstract (Summary)

In the First Century B.C., Rome dominated the Mediterranean World. Rome had conquered Carthage, Greece, and the Hellenistic kingdoms. Subsequently, Rome's eastern military campaigns had brought it into contact with a new enemy, the Parthian Empire. This thesis will examine the motives of: Marcus Licinius Crassus, Gaius Julius Caesar, and Marcus Antonius, who sought to conquer the Parthian Empire. These three Romans viewed a war with Parthia as a means to increase their personal and political standing in Rome. The wars were not about the Parthians so much as about political advancement.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hood, David
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Biographies, Ancient history
Keywords: Antonius, Marcus, Caesar, Gaius Julius, Crassus, Marcus Licinius, Roman Republic
Publication Number: 1466088
ISBN: 9781109163582
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