Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
The gentile-forming suffix -eius was typical of Sabine families, suggesting that Pompey's family was of either Sabine or Oscan origin. Pompey's father, Gnaeus Pompeius Strabowas a wealthy equestrian from Picenum modern Marche and northern Abruzzoin central Italy on the Adriatic coast.
As the first of his family to achieve senatorial status, Pompeius Strabo was what the Romans referred to as a novus homo new man.
He acquired a reputation for greed, political double-dealing and military ruthlessness. He supported Sullawho belonged to the optimatesthe pro-aristocracy faction, against Mariuswho belonged to the populares in favour of the peoplein Sulla's first civil war BC.
He died during the siege of Rome by the Marians, in 87 BC—either as a casualty of an epidemic,  or by having been struck by lightning. It was brought there from Rome in by Galeazzo Arconati. Pompey had served two years under his father's command, and had participated in the final part of the Social War.
When his father died, Pompey was put on trial due to accusations that his father stole public property. As his father's heir Pompey could be held to account.
He discovered that this was committed by one of his father's freedmen. Following his preliminary bouts with his accuser, the judge took a liking to Pompey and offered his daughter, Antistia in marriage.
Cassius Dio described Pompey's troop levy as a "small band". He admired Pompey's qualities and thought that he was useful for the administration of his affairs. Plutarch commented that the marriage was "characteristic of a tyranny, and benefitted the needs of Sulla rather than the nature and habits of Pompey, Aemilia being given to him in marriage when she was with child by another man.
Pompey accepted, but "Aemilia had scarcely entered Pompey's house before she succumbed to the pains of childbirth. We have no record of when this took place. The sources only mentioned Pompey divorcing her. Plutarch wrote that Pompey dismissed with contempt a report that she had had an affair while he was fighting in the Third Mithridatic War between and 66 BC and 63 BC.
However, on his journey back to Rome he examined the evidence more carefully and filed for divorce. He was condemned to death, but later released for the sake of his mother Mucia. Papirius Carbo had a fleet there and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus had forced an entry into the Roman province of Africa.
Sulla sent Pompey to Sicily with a large force. According to Plutarch, Perpenna fled and left Sicily to Pompey. The Sicilian cities had been treated harshly by Perpenna and Pompey treated them with kindness. Pompey "treated Carbo in his misfortunes with an unnatural insolence," taking Carbo in fetters to a tribunal he presided over, examining him closely "to the distress and vexation of the audience," and finally, sentencing him to death.
Pompey also treated Quintus Valerius 'with unnatural cruelty. When he got there, 7, of the enemy forces went over to him. Domitius drew up for battle, but he was routed.
Some cities surrendered and some were taken by storm.
King Iarbas of Numidiawho was an ally of Domitius, was captured.Roman Britain (Britannia) was the part of Great Britain in the Roman Empire from AD 43 to or (Mamucium) and York, were founded by the Romans.
There was no writing in Britain before the Romans.
They introduced it and, when they left, writing only survived with the help of religion. The. Romans “So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armour of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
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