Why So Successful, Rome?
Conquered peoples/lands & turned them Roman
Giving a stake in Roman Success
Citizens - had full protection under law
Diverse military troops
Military strategy & discipline
Built & created rather than burn & destroyed
They built roads, aqueducts, irrigation, buildings, fortifications/defensive (created a strong economy)
Civil Wars - 92 B.C. - 31 B.C.
Brought about an end to Roman Republic turned into Empire
All of the generals want more power, the republic were starting to get corrupted. Everyone became more selfish, the senate was representing the people less. Generals competing with each other for power.
3 of these were : Crassus, Pompey, Julius Caesar
92 B.C. - 60 B.C. - Roman armies fighting each other.
60 B.C. - A temporary peace, and formed a Triumvirate
Crassus: General of Syria (aka mesopotamia)
Pompey: General in Rome (Italy)
Julius Caesar: General in Spain, led conquest of Gaul (France).