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  Pompey the Great - MSN Encarta
Pompey the Great (106-48 bc), Roman general and statesman, the erstwhile ally and son-in-law of Julius Caesar, but later Caesar’s arch-rival for power.
Pompey by then was the idol of the people and was elected consul for the year 70 bc, serving with Marcus Licinius Crassus.
In 67 and 66 bc, Pompey cleared the Mediterranean Sea of pirates and was subsequently given control of the provinces in the east and put in charge of the war against Mithridates VI of Pontus.
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 Great Books Index - List of Titles
Note: This great books index is a personal interest project, and is not sponsored by or associated with the Encyclopaedia Britannica corporation.
It is not the same list of authors and works that was included in the Great Books of the Western World.
Nonetheless it has been suggested and inspired by the work of Robert Hutchins and Mortimer Adler, who were the editors of the 1952 edition of the GBWW.
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 EDOUARD LOUVET - Monedas Romanas - IMPERATORIAL - POMPEIVS MAGNVS
Pompey was born about 106 B. and gained the title of Maximus or "The Great" after a successful campaign in Africa in 81 B. In 67 B. C., he hunted down the pirates who had been a great menace in the Mediterranean for several years.
In 60 B. C., Pompey joined Julius Caesar and Crassus to form the First Triumvirate, who took over the government of Rome in fact if not in name.
In 48 B. C., Pompey was defeated at the Battle of Pharsalus.
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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - POMPEY THE GREAT   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pompey followed him by way of Jericho, and as Aristobulus again deemed it advisable to surrender to the Romans, Pompey sent his legate Gabinius to take possession of the city of Jerusalem.
A deadly blow was struck at the Jews when Pompey separated from Judea the coast cities from Raphia to Dora, as well as all the Hellenic cities in the east-Jordan country, and the so-called Decapolis, besides Scythopolis and Samaria, all of which were incorporated in the new province of Syria.
Pompey's conquest of Jerusalem is generally believed to form the historical background of the Psalms of Solomon.
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 Pompey The Great (106-48 B.C.)
Pompey was still in the East, resettling pirates as peaceful farmers, when in Rome another tribune, Gaius Manilius, carried through, against weakened opposition, a bill appointing Pompey to the command against Mithradates, with full powers to make war and peace and to organize the whole Roman East (66).
Pompey rejected the Parthian king's request to recognize the Euphrates as the limit of Roman control and extended the Roman chain of protectorates to include Colchis, on the Black Sea, and the states south of the Caucasus.
Pompey's inveterate enemies in Rome were the Optimates, the inner ring of nobles, not Crassus or Caesar, who had merely tried to steal the limelight in Pompey's absence and to manoeuvre into a better position for bargaining with their former political ally.
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 Pompey - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pompey came from a family prominent in its hometown of Picenum but newly come to Roman politics; a distant relative, Quintus, had been the first Pompeius to hold the consulship, in 141 BC, and had played a prominent part in the opposition to Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus.
Pompey was allotted Spain but sent his deputies to govern for him, remaining himself in the outskirts of Rome to keep an eye on events in the city.
Pompey, surprised by Caesar's rapid advance and his own difficulty in recruitment, reluctantly decided to abandon Italy, evacuating his forces to Greece and trusting in his own naval superiority and the resources of his clients in the East and Spain to starve Caesar out.
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 Pompey Summary
Pompey (106-48 BC) was a Roman general and statesman and the dominant figure in Rome between the abdication of Sulla in 79 B.C. and his own defeat by Julius Caesar at Pharsalus in 48 B.C. Pompey or Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus, was born on Sept. 29, 106 B.C., into a family of moderate distinction at Rome.
Pompey was a rival and an ally of Marcus Licinius Crassus and Gaius Julius Caesar.
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 The Internet Classics Archive | Pompey by Plutarch
Pompey at first endeavoured to appease and pacify them by fair speeches; but when he saw that his persuasions were vain, he left the bench, and retired to his tent with tears in his eyes.
Pompey, therefore, was not long in suspense which way to dispose of himself, but joining with the nobility, was presently appointed general of the army against Lepidus, who had already raised up war in great part of Italy, and held Cisalpine Gaul in subjection with an army under Brutus.
Pompey, having made use of and expended the greatest part of his own private revenues upon the war, sent and demanded moneys of the senate, adding that, in case they did not furnish him speedily, he should be forced to return into Italy with his army.
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 Mid Term Papers: Term Papers on POMPEY THE GREAT
Pompey was a Roman general and political leader.
Pompey was born September 30, 106 B.C. His first important military experiences were in the Social war during which his father Pompeius Strabo, taught Pompey his military skills.
Pompey distinguished himself in the civil war between Lucies Sulla and Gaius Marius.
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 POMPEY. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sometimes called Pompey the Great, he was the son of Cnaeus Pompeius Strabo (consul in 89
The senate, jealous and ungrateful, had been influenced by the Metellus faction of senatorial extremists, who eventually drove Pompey into alliance with their deadly enemy, Caesar.
B.C., Pompey received the sole consulship as the leader of the senatorial party.
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 Columbia Encyclopedia- Pompey - AOL Research & Learn
Sometimes called Pompey the Great, he was the son of Cnaeus Pompeius Strabo (consul in 89 B.C.), a commander of equivocal reputation.
Pompey's main career as a general began in 67 B.C., when he was commissioned by the law proposed by Aulus Gabinius to destroy the pirates infesting the Mediterranean.
The relations of Pompey and Caesar, however strained, were always amicable while Pompey's wife Julia, Caesar's daughter, was alive, but after her death (54 B.C.) Pompey became Caesar's jealous enemy.
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 Pompey the Great: Almost anyone who has grown up in Western society can tell you something about Julius Caesar, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pompey's greatest claim to fame was the final victory over the frightening and embarrassing slave revolt led by Spartacus (73-71 BC) -- and it really was just a claim: the actual victor was one of Pompey's political rivals, the super-rich Marcus Licinius Crassus.
Pompey mobilized the home legions, which were loyal to him, but, not being strong enough to fight Caesar in Italy, he retreated with them across the Adriatic to Greece and there began to prepare for a defense against Caesar's inevitable attack.
Pompey had the advantages of a larger army and of holding the defensive position, but at the crucial moment defections from Pompey's army turned into a torrent.
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 StrategyPage.com - Military Book Reviews
[21] From Spain, Pompey would be able to threaten Caesar's recent conquests in Gaul, and possibly fall upon Italy from the Alps, for he had strong allies in the romanized southern portions of Gaul, where the city of Massilia had declared for him against Caesar.
From Africa, Pompey would not only be able to pose a direct threat to Italy by sea, but also would be able to shift forces easily in any direction to counter any possible move by Caesar or for his own purposes.
From Spain, Pompey would be less able to threaten Italy directly, and unable to intervene quickly in Greece or even Africa, but would be in an excellent position to threaten Gaul, and thence advance overland into Italy.
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 Book review. Pompey the Great.
Pompey generally found popularity amongst the masses at Rome who enjoyed his entertainments, the great spectacle of his triumphs (the only man of the time to have triumphed in Asia, Africa and Europe) and the facilities offered by the theatre he had constructed in the city (the first permanent example of such a structure).
Throughout the account of Pompey's life, Southern stresses the importance of his actions for the future course of the Empire and this is continued in the final chapter where she considers his legacy and discusses the situation that might have arisen had he been victorious over Caesar.
Certainly Pompey and Caesar differed greatly in other ways, but it is Southern's conviction that it was the combination of these differences, working both in unison and opposition, that allowed Octavian to become Augustus and for the Empire to develop as it did.
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 Pompey-Jerusalem through Coins
Marcus Scaurus, General under Pompey, was sent by Pompey to Judaea and intervened in the siege of Jerusalem after receiving a large payment from Aristobulus II, he forced Hyrcanus and Aretas to withdraw.
Pompey was born in Rome into a senatorial family, and established an impressive military record.
In 55 BCE Crassus was slain in Syria.
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 The Baldwin Project: Famous Men of Rome by John H. Haaren & A. B. Poland
Pompey was much pleased to be placed in command of a great army, and he proudly started off with his soldiers for the eastern lands.
By giving the people a great deal of amusement of this kind on a grand scale, Pompey became the great popular favorite in Rome, and while the people were entertained at his theatre he managed the government to suit himself.
Pompey had now a very strong hold on the affections of the people, so he cared little for the efforts made by a very ambitious Roman named Julius Cæsar to win public favor.
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 The Baldwin Project: Our Young Folks' Plutarch by Rosalie Kaufman
Pompey found it out, and on the night set apart for the horrible deed he stole softly out of the tent after having gone to bed, and went with a guard to protect his father.
Pompey's greatest glory was not in the fact that he had triumphed three times, for other Romans had done likewise, but that he seemed to have led the whole world captive; for his first triumph had been over Africa, his second over Europe, and his third over Asia.
For a while Pompey's popularity with the populace had not been so great as formerly, but he regained their good will when he was intrusted with the care of supplying the city with corn in a time of scarcity.
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 Pompey
Gnaeus Pompeius, Pompey, or Pompey the Great, was born in Rome on Sept 29, 106 B.C.E. He was a great Roman general who was victorious in many battles.
Because of his leadership abilities Pompey was elected consul in 70 B.C.E. However, he ran into opposition in the senate, especially from Marcus Crassus, and returned to leading the army to more conquests.
Pompey's settlement of the East established the pattern of administration for over a century.
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 Pompey the Great Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pompey the Great (106-48 BC), Roman general and statesman, the erstwhile ally and son-in-law of Julius Caesar, but later his arch-rival for power.
Pompey subsequently defeated the followers of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, a one-time Sulla partisan, whom he drove out of Italy, and destroyed the Marian party in Spain (76-71 BC).
In 67-66 BC, Pompey cleared the Mediterranean Sea of pirates and was subsequently given control of the provinces in the east and put in charge of the war against Mithridates VI of Pontus.
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 Pompey the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Once more Pompey was handed easy glory, as he now made claim to have brought an end to the slave war, despite it having evidently been Crassus who defeated Spartacus' main force in battle.
Had Pompey so far proved himself a capable commander, who at times well knew how to cover himself in glory won by others, then now, alas, he showed his own brilliance.
Julia was Pompey's fourth wife, and not the first he had married for political reasons, and yet she was also not the first one he had fallen in love with.
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 pompey roman history   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The two fought a great Civil War which reached its climax in the battle at Pharsalus.
"Pompey's Last" by Rosemary M. *The portrait on this coin is not of Pompey.
This is a coin issued by Pompey, with the head of Jupiter on it.
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 UNRV History - Roman Empire
Caesar’s great propaganda campaign, his books “Bellum Gallicum (the Gallic Wars)” endeared the people even more to their almost mythical hero, and the Senate’s cause in Italy was lost.
These conquests not only brought in a great number of slaves, but brought so much monetary wealth into Rome, that the value of gold was actually reduced by as much as ¼ or even 1/3 of its value before the wars.
Pompey’s refusal, though an indication of his own personal grief, was also a clear signal that the triumvirate was slowly breaking apart.
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 Pompey the Great free essay, term paper and book report
Pompey the Great was a Roman general and statesman, the ally and son-in-law of Julius Caesar.
Pompey was born in Rome on September 29, 106 bc, into a senatorial family; his father was Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo, he was in the consul in 89 bc.When Pompey was just 17 he fought, along with his father, on the side of Lucius Cornelius Sulla against the army of Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Cinna.
Then Pompey was sent to destroy the rest of the Marian army in Africa and Sicily.
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 Dalkeith. Stories From Roman History. Chapter 11: Of Pompey the Great.
The great King Mithridates was very old when Pompey first was sent to the east to conquer him.
An old man he was, but a great soldier to the last, and ever ready to do battle with his hated enemies.
At Pompey's third Triumph there were so many treasures to show, and so many soldiers and prisoners to follow that it had to be divided into two days.
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 Pompey the Great. Theater of Pompey
But it concerns the glory of the Roman Empire, and not that of one man, to mention in this place all the records of the victories of Pompey the Great and all his triumphs, which equal the brilliance of the exploits not only of Alexander the Great but even almost of Hercules and Father Liber.
Subsequently he was dispatched to the whole of the seas and then to the far East, and he brought back titles without limit for his country, after the manner of those who conquer in the sacred contests—for these are not crowned with wreaths themselves but crown their native land.
The crowning pinnacle of this glorious record was (as he himself declared in assembly when discoursing on his achievements) to have found Asia the remotest of the provinces and then to have made her a central dominion of his country.
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