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Pompey the Great   /pˈɑmpi ðə greɪt/   Listen
Pompey the Great

Roman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC).  Synonyms: Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Pompey.

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"Pompey the Great" Quotes from Famous Books

... commands at sea and land, by Captain Poulin and the Baron de la Garde. [The name of Poulin was taken from the place where he was born, De la Garde from a person who took him in his boyhood into his service.] Who hinders my groom from calling himself Pompey the Great? But, after all, what virtue, what springs are there that convey to my deceased groom, or the other Pompey (who had his head cut off in Egypt), this glorious renown, and these so much honoured flourishes of the pen?' Instructive suggestions, especially when taken in connection ...
— The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded • Delia Bacon

... great battle of Munda, in Spain, which took place in March of the preceding year, B.C. 45. Caesar was now celebrating his fifth triumph, which was in honor of his final victory over the Pompeian, or conservative, faction. Cnaeus and Sextus, the two sons of Pompey the Great, were leaders in that battle, and Cnaeus perished. "And because he had plucked up his race by the roots, men did not think it meet for him to triumph so for the calamities of his country."—Plutarch, ...
— The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar • William Shakespeare

... the school of defeat. It was desirable, at all events, that he should have seen what war was in his youth. Young Cicero served his first campaign, at the age of eighteen, under the father of a man whom he was to know only too well in after life—Pompey the Great—and in the division of the army which was commanded by Sylla as lieutenant-general. He bore arms only for a year or two, and probably saw no very arduous service, or we should certainly have beard of it from himself; and he never was in camp again until he ...
— Cicero - Ancient Classics for English Readers • Rev. W. Lucas Collins

... what cruelty ye can, That this my death may never be forgot! Great men oft die by vile bezonians: A Roman sworder and banditto slave Murther'd sweet Tully; Brutus' bastard hand Stabb'd Julius Caesar; savage islanders Pompey the Great; and Suffolk dies ...
— King Henry VI, Second Part • William Shakespeare [Rolfe edition]

Words linked to "Pompey the Great" :   full general, national leader, solon, general, statesman

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