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Gaius Cassius Longinus

Born: -850 AD
Died: -420 AD
Nationality: Roman
Categories: General, Military Officer

53 AC – As a quaestor, Cassius served under Marcus Licinius Crassus and saved the remnants of the Roman army defeated by the Parthians at Carrhae (modern Harran, Turkey).


52-51 AC – Cassius served under Marcus Licinius Crassus and repelled the Parthian attacks on Syria.


49 AC – Cassius commanded part of Pompey’s fleet.


48 AC – Cassius became one of Caesar’s legates.


44 AC – He was the prime mover in the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar.


43 AC – He became one of the conspirators against Caesar. After the murder he left Rome for Syria where he defeated Publius Cornelius Dolabellawho had been assigned Syria by the Senate.


42 AC – Died near Philippi, Macedonia [now in Greece].


         – Cassius was defeated by Mark Antony and ordered his freedman to kill him near Philippi.