Battle Records of the Members of the Roman Triumvirates

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This article presents tables showing the battle records of the members of the Roman triumvirates.  In a number of these battles, the individuals listed below shared command with one or more other commanders or served as a subordinate to a superior commander.

Digging Deeper

The Battle Record of Marcus Licinius Crassus

BattleDateResult
Battle of the Colline Gate1 November 82 BCVictory
Battle of Cantenna71 BCVictory
Battle of the Silarius River71 BCVictory
Battle of Carrhae6 May 53 BC or 9 June 53 BC on the Republican CalendarDefeat

The Battle Record of Pompey

Battle DateResult
Battle of the Asio RiverMarch 82 BCVictory
Battle of Sena GallicaApril, 82 BCVictory
Second battle of Clusium82 BCVictory
Battle of Utica81 BCVictory
Battle of Lauron76 BCDefeat
Battle of Valentia75 BCVictory
Battle of Sucro75 BCDefeat
Battle of Saguntum75 BCDraw
Battle near Osca73/72 BCVictory
Battle of the Lycus66 BCVictory
Battle of the Pelorus65 BCVictory
Battle of the Abas65 BCVictory
Siege of Jerusalem63 BCVictory
Siege of Brundisium9 March – 18 March 49 BCDefeat
Battle of Dyrrhachium10 July 48 BCVictory
Battle of Pharsalus9 August 48 BCDefeat

The Battle Record of Julius Caesar

BattleDateResult
Battle of the Arar58 BCVictory
Battle of Bibracte58 BCVictory
Battle of VosgesSeptember 14, 58 BCVictory
Battle of the Axona57 BCVictory
Battle of the Sabis57 BCVictory
Siege of the AtuatuciSeptember 57 BCVictory
Siege of Avaricum52 BCVictory
Battle of Gergovia52 BCDefeat
Battle of AlesiaSeptember 52 BCVictory
Siege of Uxellodunum51 BCVictory
Siege of Corfinium15 February – 21 February 49 BCVictory
Siege of Brundisium9 March – 18 March 49 BCVictory
Battle of IlerdaJune–August 49 BCVictory
Battle of Dyrrhachium10 July 48 BCDefeat
Siege of Gomphi29 July 48 BCVictory
Battle of Pharsalus9 August 48 BCVictory
Siege of AlexandriaLate 48 BC – early or mid 47 BCVictory
Battle of the Nile47 BCVictory
Battle of ZelaAugust 2, 47 BCVictory
Battle of Ruspina4 January 46 BCDefeat
Battle of ThapsusApril 6, 46 BC (Julian Calendar)Victory
Battle of Munda17 March 45 BCVictory

The Battle Record of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus

BattleDateResult

The Battle Record of Mark Antony

BattleDateResult
Battle of AlesiaSeptember 52 BCVictory
Siege of Corfinium15 February – 21 February 49 BCVictory
Siege of Brundisium9 March – 18 March 49 BCVictory
Battle of Pharsalus9 August 48 BCVictory
Battle of Forum Gallorum14 April 43 BCDefeat
Battle of Mutina21 April 43 BCDefeat
Battle of Philippi3 and 23 October 42 BCVictory
Battle of Actium2 September 31 BCDefeat
Battle of AlexandriaJuly 1 – August 1, 30 BCDefeat

The Battle Record of Augustus

BattleDateResult
Battle of Forum Gallorum14 April 43 BCVictory
Battle of Mutina21 April 43 BCVictory
Battle of Philippi3 and 23 October 42 BCVictory
Battle of Actium2 September 31 BCVictory
Battle of AlexandriaJuly 1 – August 1, 30 BCVictory

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Historical Evidence

For more information, please see…

Alexander, Clifford.  The First Triumvirate Of Rome: Julius Caesar, Marcus Licinius Crassus, Gnaeus Pompey Magnus, And The Fall Of The Roman Republic.  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.

Alexander, Clifford.  The Second Triumvirate: Augustus, Marc Antony, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, And The Founding Of An Empire.  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017.

The featured image in this article, a composite created by Mary Harrsch using individual images available on Wikimedia Commons provided by Carole Raddato (Pompey the Great at the Venice Museo Archeologico Nazionale), Gautier Poupeau (Marcus Licinius Crassus at The Louvre in Paris, France), and the Museo Pio Clementino of the Roma Musei Vaticani (Gaius Julius Caesar), is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.