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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

... name of Heaven, speak lower.[6] It is the greatest admiration in the universal 'orld, when the true and auncient prerogatifes and laws of the wars is not kept: if you would take the pains but to examine the wars of Pompey the Great, you shall find, I warrant you, that there is no tiddle taddle, or pibble pabble ...
— King Henry the Fifth - Arranged for Representation at the Princess's Theatre • William Shakespeare

... this time were two men born in the same year (106 B.C.): the egotistic, vain, and irresolute, but personally pure orator, Marcus Tullius Cicero; and the cold and haughty soldier, Cneius Pompeius Magnus, commonly known as Pompey the Great. The philosophical, oratorical, and theological writings of Cicero are still studied in our schools as models in their different classes. Inheriting a love of culture from his father, a member ...
— The Story of Rome From the Earliest Times to the End of the Republic • Arthur Gilman

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

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