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The First Triumvirate
Caesar takes control
Democracy turned dictatorship
1st Century BCE: Crassus, Pompey, and Julius Caesar came to hold enormous power. Crassus was in charge of Syria, Pompey was in charge of Spain, and Caesar was in charge of Gaul.
The Death of Julius Caesar
53 BCE: After Crassus died, Caesar crossed the Rubicon, entering Italy illegally, ultimately defeating Pompey to take over Crassus’ land and complete control of the Roman government.
The Rise of Octavian
47 BCE: Caesar became dictator and made important reforms to the Roman government/social structure.
The Fall of the Republic
44 BCE: Julius Caesar is assassinated by a group of senators, so Octavian and Anthony takeover.
31 BCE: Octavian forces Anthony to flee at the Battle of Actium in Greece. This war was caused by conflict due to the small amount of land they had to share.
31 BCE: With Anthony gone, Octavian became the supreme ruler of the Roman world, ending the Republic.