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Pompey Needs a Buddy

by Cam Rea, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Rome was expecting the Parthian invasion, but it never came. Instead, in the west, the Great Roman Civil War exploded, in the years 49 – 45 BC. It was a politico-military conflict which pitted Pompey against Caesar, each vying for leadership of the Roman state. It was during

The Battle of Mount Gindarus

By Cam Rea See Part 1 here: https://classicalwisdom.com/forgotten-roman-general/ With the Amanus Pass secured, Ventidius, head of the Roman forces, pushed south into Syria. Pacorus, the Parthian prince and co-leader of the Roman-Parthian army, was done fighting… at least for now. He abandoned the province to the Romans in late 39 BCE. With the Parthians out