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What was the First Triumvirate?
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  1. Julius Caesar had risen very high in Rome's political circles by 60 B.C. He and two other leaders - Marcus Licinius Crassus, a wealthy statesman, and Pompey, commander of the army - arranged to share power among them. This leadership arrangement was known as the First Triumvirate. Caesar was elected consul in 59 B.C. and controlled Cisalpine and Transalpine Gaul. The Triumvirate agreed that Pompey would be the military governor of Spain and Crassus of Syria. The three of them divided the empire between them, at least until things went sour, around 49 B.C.

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