Reply To: Crassus's fire brigade

Jason Jewell

Hi Jon, and sorry for the slow reply. Plutarch accepts the story of Crassus’s purchasing houses that were on fire. Perhaps even more significantly, he offered to purchase other buildings in the vicinity that were at high risk of catching fire if his crew did nothing to stop the blaze.

I’ve never read a contradictory claim to Plutarch on this, so I’m inclined to accept it as legitimate.