Marcus Licinius Crassus, 115 BC - 53 BC
Crassus didn't need foreclosure proceedings to claim his real estate. This Roman general and supporter of Julius Caeser routinely increased his property holdings during 'fire sales.' During the city's occasional fires, he would arrive with his soldiers at a home that interested him and offer to buy the burning property for a song. Once the transaction was done, he’d put his minions to work dousing the flames. Crassus is depicted here ransacking the Temple of Jerusalem.