Pompey Timeline

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  • 106 BCE
    Roman general and statesman Pompey is born.
  • 83 BCE
    Pompey fights under the Roman dictator Sulla.
  • 80 BCE
    Sulla is persuaded to give Pompey his first triumph in Rome.
  • 77 BCE
    Pompey is sent to Spain to deal with unrest caused by Sertorius.
  • 71 BCE
    Pompey is granted his second triumph for his victories in Spain.
  • 70 BCE
    Pompey and Crassus are made consuls.
  • 67 BCE
    Pompey assembles a naval fleet and attacks Pamphylia and Cilicia, principally to repress piracy.
  • 67 BCE
    The Gabinian Law is passed, giving Pompey great power to deal with pirates.
  • 66 BCE
    Pompey the Great attacks the Armenian kingdom of Tigranes II and makes it a Roman protectorate.
  • 66 BCE
    The Manilian Law is passed, giving Pompey great power to deal with Mithridates VI of Pontus.
  • 64 BCE
    Byblos conquered by the Roman general Pompey the Great.
  • 63 BCE
    The Roman general Pompey defeats the Seleucid Antiochus XIII and incorporates Syria as a province of the Roman empire.
  • 62 BCE
    Pompey returns to Italy, and disbands his army upon landing.
  • 61 BCE
    Pompey is granted his third triumph in Rome for his exploits in Asia.
  • 60 BCE - 53 BCE
    First Triumvirate' between Caesar, Pompey and Crassus.
  • 55 BCE
    Pompey the Great builds the first permanent stone theatre in Rome.
  • 49 BCE - 48 BCE
    Burebistas sends Acornion of Dionysopolis as ambassador to negotiate an alliance with Pompey.
  • 49 BCE
    Caesar crosses the Rubicon. Civil war between Caesar and Pompey begins.
  • 48 BCE
    Caesar defeats Pompey (battle of Pharsalus); Pompey flees to Egypt and is killed by courtiers of Ptolemy XIII.