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.
|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|
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