Gaius Cassius Longinus

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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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