Pompey’s reorganization of the Near East (67– 59 BC)
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I. Pompey’s career

During the years portrayed on this map, Cn. Pompeius Magnus had a level of personal power unprecedented in Roman history, the like of which would not be seen again until Augustus. The foundation of this power was his family’s vast clientele, which his father Pompeius Strabo, among others, had accumulated during the Social War of 91-89.

Pompeius Strabo served the consul Rutilius Lupus as legate in 90 BC at P…

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Olshausen, E., “Pompey’s reorganization of the Near East (67– 59 BC)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA160>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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