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Unformatted text preview: 05/11/2008 13:30:00 ← I. Pompey the great • Gnaeus pompeius magnus (106-48) • Triumph in 61 • Born into a noble family • Gave himself the name magnus, “the great” • Last generation of the roman republic ← ← II. Pompey and Sulla • Pompey’s father was a powerful general o Attached himself to Sulla, man of the future, saw many of the changes happening in Rome o He died in the plague, leaving behind his 19 yr old son, and thousands of clients • Sulla used Pompey as a roving hitman o Sulla sent pompey to sicily, there he defeated in battle and killed the leader, who was an enemy of Sulla, same thing in Africa o Pompey came back and asked for a triumph, sulla refused, Pompey suggested more strongly, said he wasn’t going to release his troops, he got his triumph • After sulla dies o Pompey given special imperium to defend rome against Lepidus, and then refused to disband his troops o Pompey wanted to find more fights, chose Quintus Sertorius, who was taking over Roman lands and gathering allies o Pompey turned up in 77, and took over the fight against Sertorius, lost some battles, began to besiege sertorius’s cities o Pompey had Sertorius killed by one of his own lieutenants, took over spain o Came back to Rome, got caught up in the very end of the Spartacus rebellion o Pompey was a glory hog, liked to take other people’s glory. Tried to get into battles, wars, at the tail end, when he could win o Pompey then asked to be a consul even though he had never held office before, the senate asked crassus to help them, so both men, crassus and pompey, were made consuls in 70 o Pompey and crassus gave the courts back to the Equites, taking power away from the senate o Pompey and crassus appoints two censors, and took their enemies out of the senate o They also restored the tribunes o The tribunes were then used to bypass the senate so that Pompey...
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