Classics 2123: The Roman WayFall 2008Lecture 10. The Fall of the Roman RepublicReadings: BHR124-179.I. Career of Pompey (Gn. Pompeius Magnus) (106-48 BCE)-begins as supporter of Sulla: raises legions from his father’s troops (client army); allowed to triumph though only an equestrian-early years saw action in Spain and the final defeat of Spartacus’ men in 71 BCE-in 70 BCE Pompey consul with M. Licinius Crassus; restore full powers to the tribunate-in 67 BCE Pompey given an extraordinary three-year command over the whole Mediterranean against the pirates; command against Mithridates then added: enormously successful both against pirates and in the East, but was rebuffed by Senate when he returned to Rome in 62 BCE-makes alliance with Crassus and G. Iulius Caesar (so-called ‘First Triumvirate’: not an official title or term) in 60 BCE so as to advance their common interestsII. Career of G. Iulius Caesar (100-44 BCE)-Caesar of an old (but not recently successful) patrician family; ambitious young man; had served
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