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First Triumvirate

First Triumvirate
First Triumvirate

The First Triumvirate is the name historians give to the unofficial political alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar, Marcus Licinius Crassus, and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (“Pompey the Great”). Unlike the somewhat less famous “Second Triumvirate”, the First Triumvirate had no official status whatever — its overwhelming power in the Roman state was strictly unofficial influence –, and was in fact kept secret for some time as part of the political machinations of the Triumviri themselves.
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Once when great Caesar went to war

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar

Once when great Caesar went to war,
He won without a struggle;
He came, he saw, he conquered,
But he never learnt to juggle.

……Author unknown
Venividivici (I came, I saw, I conquered) is a Latin sentence phrase which reportedly extends from a letter Julius Caesar wrote to the Roman Senate after achieving victory in his short war