Pompey the Great: A Political Biography / Edition 2

Pompey the Great: A Political Biography / Edition 2

by Robin Seager
     
 

Pompey the Great was one of the most important military commanders and politicians in the history of the Roman republic. Ruthless and manipulative — "moderate in everything but seeking domination," according to the historian Sallust — he also inspired devotion from his soldiers and friends. His achievements — including the defeat of Rome's most

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Overview

Pompey the Great was one of the most important military commanders and politicians in the history of the Roman republic. Ruthless and manipulative — "moderate in everything but seeking domination," according to the historian Sallust — he also inspired devotion from his soldiers and friends. His achievements — including the defeat of Rome's most dangerous enemy, the conquest of large territories in the Near East, and the suppression of piracy in the Mediterranean - made him worthy of comparison with his namesake, Alexander the Great.

This clearly written and dynamic biography is ideal for readers interested in the last generation of the Roman republic, the age of Lucullus, Crassus, Cato, Cicero and Julius Caesar. The book features a substantial introduction providing the historical background essential for understanding Pompey's career. Its afterword assesses the most up-to-date scholarship on the age of Pompey. A chronological table and glossary orient newcomers to Roman history.

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631227212
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/23/2002
Series:
Blackwell Ancient Lives Series, #13
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author


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).

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Abbreviations
Map 1: Italy in the late Republic
Map 2: Latium
Map 3: Spain in the Time of Pompeius and Caesar
Map 4: Asia Minor
Map 5: The East
Introduction: The Historical Background - from the Gracchi to Sulla1
1Cn. Pompeius Strabo20
2Pompeius, Cinna and Sulla25
3The Rise to the Consulship30
4The Commands against the Pirates and Mithradates40
5Pompeius in the East53
6Rome in the Absence of Pompeius63
7The Return of Pompeius75
8The Consulship of Caesar86
9The Exile of Cicero101
10The Conference of Luca110
11The Second Consulship and the Growth of Anarchy120
12The Third Consulship and the Approach of Civil War133
13The Civil War152
14Conclusion159
Afterword173
App. 1 Chronological Table184
App. 2The Chronology of Caesar's Legislation in 59189
App. 3The Terminal Date of Caesar's Gallic Command191
Notes194
Glossary247
Select Bibliography252
Index260

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