Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus; "the Great", 106–48 b.c., Roman general and statesman: a member of the first triumvirate.
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In the 60s CE another struggle for the priesthood, this time between Hasmonean brothers, destabilized the region and provided the pretext for Rome and Pompey’s siege of Jerusalem.Did Archaeologists Just Find Evidence of Hanukkah Stories? | Candida Moss | November 29, 2021 | The Daily Beast
When he superintended the education of the children of Pompey at Rome, he was satisfied with teaching a school of grammar.
Pompey, the champion of the old order, was not a leader to whom he could look up with confidence.Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8 | Various
“I dab fuss,” cried Pompey, and he swam on to soon reach one of the boughs, and turn round to wait for me.Mass' George | George Manville Fenn
Pompey threw himself down, and laughed till the tears rolled down his cheeks.Mass' George | George Manville Fenn
Pompey, beyond all doubt, was a wreck when he commenced the struggle.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols) | Thomas De Quincey
British Dictionary definitions for Pompey (1 of 2)
an informal name for Portsmouth
British Dictionary definitions for Pompey (2 of 2)
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
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