Pompey the Great

Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Pompey the Great: Julius Caesar, Marcus Licinius Crassus, Julius Cæsar
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for Pompey the Great

Roman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC)

References in periodicals archive ?
He would insist that the tribune Gabinius repay his patronage and appoint him, Pompey the Great, to be the savior of Rome.
The European plum was first planted by Pompey the Great in Rome but was really introduced to Europe by Alexandra the Great when his army would eat them while marching and throw away the stones.
This collection of annotated passages from Lucan's epic poem Civil Wars is accompanied by commentary on the various themes in the text as well as a historical summary of the conflict between Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great.
The first chapter is a close examination of one particular triumph, that of Pompey the Great in 61 BCE, which Beard uses to sound a number of themes that she will later develop in more detail.
Cicero harked back to an event 22 years ago to support his call that Pompey the Great should be allowed to fight Mithridates VI, king of Pontus, on what is now Turkey's Black Sea coast.
There was indeed a Julius Caesar, who did indeed feud, and ultimately war, with Pompey the Great.