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Cassius Longinus, Gaius

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54 Quaestor
Source: [Theodore John Cadoux , Robin J. Seager " Cassius Longinus, Gaius OCD]
53-51Proquaestor
Source: [Theodore John Cadoux , Robin J. Seager " Cassius Longinus, Gaius OCD]
Cassius served under Marcus Licinius Crassus and repelled the Parthian attacks on Syria in 51, ended an insurrection in Judaea in 52.
49 Tribune
49 Civil war between Caesar and the Optimates saved him from being brought to trial for extortion in Syria. Cassius commanded part of Pompey's fleet.
48 Pharsalus, Cassius on Pompey's side.
47 Caesar pardons Cassius and makes him legate; Cassius may have plotted against him. [Source: "The Ides of March," by J. P. V. D. Balsdon, Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan., 1958), pp. 80-94.]
44 Praetor peregrinus.

He became one of the conspirators against Caesar.

43 After the murder of Caesar, Cassius left Rome for Syria where he defeated Publius Cornelius Dolabellawho had been assigned Syria by the Senate.
42 When Cassius was defeated by Mark Antony and ordered his freedman to kill him near Philippi. Brutus, whose half sister Junia Tertia he had married, called him "the last of the Romans." He was buried Thasos.

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