Crassus, Lucius Licinius

Crassus, Lucius Licinius

biographical name

(born 140—died 91 BC) Roman lawyer and politician. He is regarded, with Marcus Antonius (b. 143—d. 87), as one of the greatest Latin orators before Marcus Tullius Cicero and is portrayed in Cicero's De oratore (55 BC). Made consul in 95, he cosponsored a law (Lex Licinia Mucia) that provided for the prosecution of anyone falsely claiming Roman citizenship, which led to the revolt of Rome's Italian allies in 90–88.

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