Gaius Cassius Longinus

Born: 85 BC
Died: 42 BC.

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.

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