- Gnaeus Pompeius Magnusthe Great, 106–48 b.c., Roman general and statesman: a member of the first triumvirate.
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- called Pompey the Great; Latin name Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. 106–48 bc, Roman general and statesman; a member with Caesar and Crassus of the first triumvirate (60). He later quarrelled with Caesar, who defeated him at Pharsalus (48). He fled to Egypt and was murdered