The Battle of Pharsalus was the decisive battle of Caesar's Civil War. On 9 August 48 BC at Pharsalus in central Greece, Gaius Julius Caesar and his allies formed up opposite the army of the republic under the command of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus ("Pompey the Great"). Pompey had the backing of a majority of the senators, of whom many were optimates, and his army significantly outnumbered the veteran Caesarian legions.
Pompey defeated Caesar in 48 BC at the Battle of Dyrrhachium, but was himself defeated much more decisively at the Battle of Pharsalus. The Optimates under Marcus Junius Brutus and Cicero surrendered after the battle, while others, including those under Cato the Younger and Metellus Scipio fought on. Pompey fled to Egypt and was killed upon arrival. Scipio was defeated in 46 BC at the Battle of Thapsus in North Africa. He and Cato committed suicide shortly after the battle.
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Historically, Pompey will always be remembered as Caeser's enemy in the civil war and just one of many obstacles for Caeser to eliminate on his path to glory. Seeing as how we all like to discuss and compare the abilities of famous commanders in antiquity, my question is where do you all think that Pompey stands in all of this? Historically, Pompey will always be remembered as Caeser's enemy in the civil war and just one of many obstacles for Caeser to eliminate on his path to glory. But in his prime Pompey was considered one of the best if not the best Roman general ever? So in a sence, the Roman civil war had been a show down between the two best heavywieghts of Roman generals.
Pompey Pompey (106-48 . was a Roman general and statesman and the dominant figure in Rome between the abdication of Sulla in 79 . and his own defeat by Julius Caesar at Pharsalus in 48 . Pompey or Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus, was born on Sept. Seager, Robin, Pompey, a political biography, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.