A comparison of caesar and pompey

Up till this time he had despised him. Fainting under their wounds, they quitted the place, and under the conduct of their centurions and tribunes, fled, without stopping, to the high mountains which joined the camp.

But the Pompeians observing this, took post on a mountain, whose foot was washed by a river.

Battle of Pharsalus

Egyptian dynastic struggle[ edit ] Main article: After seemingly vanquishing all his enemies and bringing peace to Rome, he was assassinated in 44 BC by friends, in a conspiracy organized by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus.

Caesar, however, because of the great crowds that always approached him as he travelled the streets of Rome, was unable to read it. Caesar left for Gaul in 58 BC and led many successful campaigns against the Gallic tribes. Having used this diligence, he ordered the legions in his camp to come and meet him, and those which were with him to take their turn of rest, and go back to the camp.

The map is, therefore, based on the second theory, but if you prefer the first one, just turn it upside down. Until then much of the Roman world outside Italy supported Pompey and his allies due to the extensive list of clients he held in all corners of the Republic.

The Roman Civil War, however, was not ended. The center was commanded by Domitius and upon his right he placed his favored Xth legion, giving Sulla command of this flank — Caesar himself took his stand on the right, across from Pompey.

There were many civil wars during Rome in the first century B.

Caesar's Civil War

Pompey and Caesar entered the consulship together in 59 BC. He appealed to the populace by the splendor of the games which he gave as curule aedile. Caesar asked the troops what they wanted with his cold voice.

Civil Wars: Caesar versus Pompey

Nor could the troops who were posted on the battlements long withstand the immense number of our darts. The general population, who regarded Caesar as a hero, approved of his actions. Pompey trusted them and was betrayed and murdered by them; Agesilaus accepted their confidence and deserted them, transferring his aid to the very enemies who were now attacking those whom he had been brought over to assist.

Calling to the centurions, whom he had placed to guard the main gate, with a loud voice, that the soldiers might hear: But Agesilaus, upon a slight pretence, cast off Lysander with reproach and dishonour.

Having obtained their consent, he began to draw lines round the mountain. The attack was so rapid and vicious that several conspirators wounded each other.

They had been successful dealing with the problems above. The Assassination of Gaius Julius Caesar: Caesar gained some successes in Spain, where he defeated the troops that were loyal to Pompey, returned to Italy, and in January 48 crossed the Adriatic Sea, where he landed in modern Albania with seven legions.

It had not been false what he had declared when marching to battle: The man who wanted to be on top had to get rid of the one who at present held that position: Lucius Domitius [Ahenobarbus], fleeing from the camp to the mountains, his strength being exhausted by fatigue, was killed by the horse. They crowded the dais and begged to be taken to north Africa.

Although his father had been executed by Pompey Magnus and this after the elder Brutus surrendered to Pompey on the condition that his life be spared Marcus Brutus joined Pompey in opposing Caesar after he crossed the Rubicon.

Caesar was ordered by Pompey and the Senate to give up his command in Gaul and return to Rome without his army.He sided against Caesar despite the favors Caesar had shown to Brutus and his family.

Clearly he thought Pompey would win the civil war, but he had, once again, miscalculated and after Pompey’s defeat at Pharsalus, was the recipient of Caesar’s famous clemency.

Caesar was killed at the Curia of Pompey, a meeting hall at the Theater of Pompey. Given the past conflict between Caesar and Pompey, and the personal history that many of the conspirators had with the late Pompey the Great, it’s a fitting locale.

The Battle of Pharsalus was a decisive battle of Caesar's Civil War. On 9 August 48 BC at Pharsalus in central Greece, Gaius Julius Caesar and his allies formed up opposite the army of the republic under the command of Gnaeus.

Caesar pursued Pompey to Brundisium, expecting restoration of their alliance of ten years prior; throughout the Great Roman Civil War's early stages, Caesar frequently proposed to Pompey that they, both generals, sheathe their swords. Compare and contrast Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus.

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Caesar and Pompey

View the answer on StudySoup. Thirdly, Pompey's transgressions of right and justice in his political life were occasioned chiefly by his relations with other people, and most of his errors had some affinity, as well as himself to Caesar and Scipio, his fathers-in-law.

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