The Life Of Crassus (Plutarch's Lives)
The story of Rome's richest man, who died a humiliating desert death in search of military glory
"A perfectly paced biography."-Tom Holland, Times Literary Supplement
Marcus Licinius Crassus (115-53 BCE) was a modern man in an ancient world, a pioneer disrupter of finance and politics, and the richest man of…
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This is as close to the horse’s mouth as we can get, yet it’s still a hundred years after the events of Republican Rome’s demise. Remember the Viet Nam war? It was one of America’s great foreign policy failures. Rome hated failure like a teenager hates acne. Cover it up, deny it, erase it. That is what Plutarch does in this work. I think it speaks to Crassus' towering achievements that Plutarch has anything nice to say about him at all!
From Andrew's list on the Parthia and the war with Rome in the 1st century.
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