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Crassus, Marcus Licinius, a member of the famous first triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey. His wealth was great, and he increased it by judicious methods. In exile, on account of Cinna's proscription, he passed to Spain, and from there, at Cinna's death, he went to Africa and to Italy, and was received into favour by Sulla. He gained a decisive victory over Spartacus in 71, and was the next year made consul with Pompey, and made an ostentatious display of his wealth at his installation. As a triumvir he chose Syria as his province, and, having attacked Parthia, the Parthian general captured him and poured molten lead down his throat by way of indulging his love of riches, B.C. 53.