Pompey the Great: A Political Biography

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 288 pages

Pompey the Great gives readers a look inside the political and military world of ancient Rome and at one of the characters that shaped its destiny.

 

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Contents

The Historical Background from the Gracchi to Sulla
1
1 Cn Pompeius Strabo
20
2 Pompeius Cinna and Sulla
25
3 The Rise to the Consulship
30
4 The Commands against the Pirates and Mithradates
40
5 Pompeius in the East
53
6 Rome in the Absence of Pompeius
63
7 The Return of Pompeius
75
12 The Third Consulship and the Approach of Civil War
133
13 The Civil War
152
14 Conclusion
169
Afterword
173
Appendix 1 Chronological Table
184
Appendix 2 The Chronology of Caesars Legislation in 59
189
Appendix 3 The Terminal Date of Caesars Gallic Command
191
Notes
194

8 The Consulship of Caesar
86
9 The Exile of Cicero
101
10 The Conference of Luca
110
11 The Second Consulship and the Growth of Anarchy
120
Glossary
247
Select Bibliography
252
Index
260
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Robin Seager is Reader in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Liverpool. He has previously lectured at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of New England, Armidale and Langford Eminent Scholar Chair at Florida State University. His previous books include Tiberius (1972) and Ammianus Marcellinus, Seven Studies in His Language and Thought (1986).

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