them. The Great Roman Civil War, also known as Caesars War, was the culmination of a long-running political conflict within the Roman elite. Through his superior performance as a general, he defeated the Gauls, gaining huge wealth, prestige and popularity among both the army and the masses. Until the early 20th century, unsure of the site of Palaepharsalos, scholars followed Appian (2.75) and located the battle of 48 BC south of the Enipeus or close to Pharsalos (today's Pharsala ). The rest of his legions had been levied especially for the Civil War. A visit to the ground has only confirmed me, Lucas wrote in 1921; and it was interesting to find that. Dyrrhachium with the sea to his back and surrounded by hills, making a direct assault impossible. Xxiv, 191921 Michel Rambaud, 'Le Soleil de Pharsale Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte, Vol.3,.4, 1955 William.
Two Accounts of The Battle of Pharsalus
Pompey's two sons, Gnaeus Pompeius and Sextus Pompey, and the Pompeian faction, led now by Metellus Scipio and Cato, survived and fought for their cause in the name of Pompey the Great. Caesar became embroiled in Egyptian politics, even as he mopped up the remainder of his Roman opponents. Contents, prelude edit, a dispute between Caesar and the optimates faction in the Senate of Rome culminated in Caesar marching his army on Rome and forcing Pompey, accompanied by much of the. This tactic backfired as Caesar's veteran centurions, foreseeing Pompey's trap, stopped halfway on their charge, and allowed their lines to causes of Youth Violence rest. The Leaders, bust of Julius Caesar in the British Museum. 20 References edit /article/697/ Plutarch Pompey.5, Dryden translation:. Citation needed According to the Julian calendar however, the date was either 29 June (according to Le Verrier's chronological reconstruction) or possibly 7 June (according to Drumann/Groebe). Caesar himself, in his Commentarii de Bello Civili, mentions few place-names; 3 and although the battle is called after Pharsalos, four ancient writers the author of the Bellum Alexandrinum (48.1 Frontinus ( Strategemata.3.22 Eutropius (20 and Orosius (6.15.27) place it specifically at Palae pharsalos. Davis, 100 Decisive Battles from Ancient Times to the Present: The Worlds Major Battles and How They Shaped History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.