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 (krăs′əs), Marcus Licinius 115?-53 bc.
Roman politician and general who joined Julius Caesar and Pompey in the first triumvirate to challenge the senate's power (60). Hungry for military glory, he invaded Parthia and was killed in battle.
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(Biography) Marcus Licinius (ˈmɑːkəs lɪˈsɪnɪəs). ?115–53 bc, Roman general; member of the first triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey
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Marcus Licinius, c115–53 B.C., Roman politician: member of the first triumvirate.
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