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2798115856 2fc29b115eGaius Cassius Longinus Varus
Title
Roman governor
Governor of Cisalpine Gaul
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Date of Birth
Date of Death
Gender Male

Nationality

Gens

Roman

Casia

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Profession

Governor

Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown
Cause of Death Unknown (survived the rebellion)
Used Weapons

Gladius

Actor

Gaius Cassius Longinus Varus was a Roman consul who was defeated in a battle in Mutina by Spartacus and his rebel army in 72 BC.

His son, Gaius Cassius Longinus, would later help assassinate Gaius Julius Caesar in 44 BC.

History

As proconsul of Cisalpine Gaul in the next year, 72 BC, during the Third Servile War, Cassius tried to stop Spartacus and his followers near Mutina (modern day Modena) as the slave army was trying to break through to unoccupied Gaul, but suffered defeat and barely managed to get away alive.

Two years later, Cassius appeared as witness of the prosecution in the trial against the corrupt former governor of Sicily, Verres. In 66 BC, Cassius supported the Manilian law that gave command of the war against Mithridates to Pompey; he was joined in this by Cicero, then praetor, whose famous speech in support of the same bill survives.

Combat Prowess

Varus was a well trained fighter, able to defeat many rebels during Spartacus' attack.

Personality

Appearance

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