The first question that has to be asked is why did Caesar win the civil war with Pompei

The first question that has to be asked is why did Caesar win the civil war with Pompei

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The first question that has to be asked is why did Caesar win the civil war with Pompei? Most  basically, he was the better general of the two. His army was better and faster, allowing him  always to be on the offensive, and allowing him in turn to always provide his (retiring) soldiers  with the material bases for survival. In the post-Marius era, a general's ability to support his  current and retired soldiers was paramount in determining his own survivability. As well, Caesar  demonstrated repeatedly his ability to provide clemency to erstwhile opponents, and was thus  able to a gather more supporters to his banners. Therefore, through growing army power,  increasing finances, and patronage, Caesar ascended to the rank of the most powerful Roman  warlord and obtained powerful supporters, made up of a coalition of some senators, growing  numbers of mounted and wealthy 
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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