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date: 24 February 2024

Canidius Crassus, Publiuslocked

Canidius Crassus, Publiuslocked

  • Theodore John Cadoux
  •  and Ernst Badian


Publius Canidius Crassus, of obscure family, served under M. *Aemilius Lepidus (3) in Transalpine Gaul and helped in the negotiations that led to Lepidus’ joining M. *Antonius (2) (Mark Antony) in May 43 bce. He is probably the Crassus who led an army for Antony during the Perusine War (see perusia). At the end of 40, after the Peace of Brundisium, he held a suffect consulship, and subsequently served Antony in the east. Early in 36 he subdued the Iberians (2) and Albanians in the region of the Caucasus, and then joined Antony's Parthian expedition. Probably left in command in Armenia, he brought his army to join Antony in 32, and took charge of all the land forces in the Actium campaign. After the battle he joined Antony in Egypt, was captured by Octavian and was either executed or committed suicide.


  • Roman History and Historiography

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