Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, also known as Pompey (ˈpɒmpiː) or Pompey the Great (Classical Latin
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 abbreviation: CN·POMPEIVS·CN·F·SEX·N·MAGNVS; September 29, 106 BC – September 29, 48 BC), was a military and political leader of the late Roman Republic
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. He came from a wealthy Italian
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 provincial background, and established himself in the ranks of Roman nobility by successful leadership in several military campaigns.

Stop quoting laws, we carry weapons!

To the defenders of a besieged city who were crying outrage