The last great generation of the Roman Republic emerges from the historical mists. The dynamic between Caesar, Cato, Cicero, Crassus, and Pompey forms the axis around which the rest of this tale revolves.
The Roman historian Titus Livy (59 BCE – 17 CE) described the First Triumvirate as “a conspiracy against the state by its three leading citizens”, and this was exactly what it was. The three conspirators were: Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey.
There is an emphasis on the reading of ancient sources in translation, including Cicero, Sallust, Caesar, Augustus, Appian, Plutarch, and Suetonius.
Ancient Sources Available Online at LacusCurtius: Into the Roman World.